Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has admitted to being a member of a violent street gang and has pleaded guilty to nine felonies.
The Jan. 23 plea deal in a New York City courthouse was sealed for several days so that prosecutors had time to arrest more members of the violent street gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, firearms charges, narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes in aid of racketeering.
“I apologize to the court, to anyone who was hurt, to my family, friends and fans for what I have done and who I have let down,” Tekashi, 22, told the judge.
The rapper admitted that last June he “paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him.” Tekashi said the hit on Chief Keef (aka Keith Farrelle Cozart) was “to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey.”
Tekashi said that last year he helped fellow gang members attempt to kill a rival gang member and took part in an armed robbery . In 2017, he sold a kilo of heroin.
Tekashi will be held in custody until sentencing in January 2020.
He was arrested last November and faced 32 years in prison if convicted. Appearing on a radio show prior to his arrest, Tekashi denied being a gang member. “There’s a difference between being a gang member and just being a dirty n***a, and 80 per cent of this industry is dirty n***as.”