The young hip-hop artist who goes by the name "Tekashi 6ix9ine" keeps finding himself in court. Monday, Tekashi 6ix9ine and three of his associates were arrested and taken into federal custody. The New York Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York both confirmed the young rapper's arrest.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is the rapper's stage name, his real name is Daniel Hernandez and he is 22-years-old. Hernandez was indicted on federal racketeering and firearms charges. Federal agents also arrested associates of the rapper named Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, Jensel "Ish" Butler, and Faheem "Crippy" Walter. Having a ridiculous name is apparently a prerequisite for being affiliated with the 22-year-old.
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According to Pitchfork, the rapper was handed down an eight-count indictment which was viewed by the media outlet. The federal indictment claims Hernandez and his co-defendants "participated in the operation and management of" of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods which is considered an illegal gang.
Just a few of the charges listed in the indictment include murder, robbery, assault, and the sale of drugs. The 22-year-old rapper and his cohorts will most likely never step foot outside of a correctional institution ever again. Out of the charges against him, just two of them alone would carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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Hernandez was already on four years of probation for a child sexual assault case in 2015. He was required to complete 1,000 hours of community service and was ordered to stay away from any gang-affiliated individuals or groups. At a concert in the UK where rapper "Lil Pump" was performing Monday, he shouted "Free 69".
It is going to take a little more than a "Free 69" campaign to get Hernandez out of jail, it's likely going to take a full team of the best lawyers money can buy just to avoid a life sentence.
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