Tekashi 6ix9ine Accused Of Being Member Of Violent Gang
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine remains in U.S. federal custody facing at least 32 years in prison if convicted of federal racketeering and firearms charges.
The 22-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was arrested Sunday and was denied bail. He is already on probation for posting child pornography online and, in a separate incident, assaulting a police officer.
Prosecutors allege that 6ix9ine is a member of a violent street gang called Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear told reporters 6ix9ine “participated in multiple acts of violence.”
Appearing on a radio show last week, the rapper said: “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.”
TMZ reported earlier this month that as many as eight shots were fired at a Beverly Hills mansion where 6ix9ine was filming a music video with Kanye West.