Rapper Tekashi69 arrested on racketeering, gun charges

Rapper Tekashi69 arrested on racketeering, gun charges

Rapper Tekashi69 arrested on racketeering, gun charges

Daniel Hernandez, better known as 6ix9ine, was arrested in New York City on Federal charges on November 18, TMZ reports and Pitchfork has confirmed with the U.S. Lawyer's office. The arrests are said to have been a "joint effort by ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security".

In the 17-page indictment, 6ix9ine is facing 6 counts including discharging a firearm while committing a crime, a charge that carries a possible life sentence.

RapperTekashi 6ix9ine, along with five gang members, have been charged with racketeering and using or carrying a firearm at Manhattan Federal Court on Monday after "wreaking havoc" on New York City.

If convicted on all the charges, each one of the men could face up to life in prison.

6ix9ine has had several run-ins with law enforcement.

Last week, Hernandez announced the cancellation of all his upcoming US tour dates, and also revealed that he fired "everybody" that handles his management, including Jordan, according to a clip he uploaded to Instagram last week.

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The rapper has been among the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months.

'Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang's narcotics business.

His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the most downloaded records on iTunes following its release in February. Among the claims in the indictment is that Tekashi personally committed armed robbery along with his manager and the gang members om April 3rd, when they robbed a rival gang at gunpoint. An innocent bystander was shot at Fulton St. and Utica Ave during the failed plan. The "FEFE" rapper was already on thin ice after a judge in NY sentenced him to probation for his ongoing child sexual assault case.

Hernandez is now on probation, stemming from an October 2015 guilty plea to the use of a child in a sexual performance.

The prosecutor said he was also part of a video boasting about shots recently fired by a co-defendant in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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