6ix9ine Faces Life in Prison

Tanya Cunningham
November 20, 2018

Federal authorities have arrested rapper Tekashi69 on racketeering charges, which may see the 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, get life in prison sentence. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney also told the outlet that the arrests were the culmination of a shared effort between the New York Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and the ATF.

All in all, 6ix9ine and his associates face 17 federal charges.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been involved in the violent New York City-based gang Nine Trey for several years, federal prosecutors allege.

If convicted, Tekashi 69 could face life in prison for his involvement in violent crimes.

Last week, the 22-year-old reportedly revealed on Instagram that he fired "everyone", including Shottie, and was canceling the remainder of his USA tour.

According to the indictment, Tekashi (also known as 6ix9ine) and his crew allegedly conspired to commit a series of crimes that included drug deals, armed robberies and shootings.


Prosecutors claim Hernandez and his buddies - many of whom were also arrested - went to the Barclays Center for a boxing match that day because Hernandez was scheduled to sing the entrance song for one of the fighters.

His debut album, Day69, is among the most downloaded records on iTunes. Those acts could include murder, robbery, extortion and drug distribution, the court papers said.

Other photos link the rapper to another incident described as a gunpoint robbery of a rival gang on April 3, 2018.

They ended up shooting an innocent bystander instead, near Fulton Street and Utica Avenue. The "FEFE" rapper was already on thin ice after a judge in NY sentenced him to probation for his ongoing child sexual assault case. In May, he was charged with misdemeanor assault, and he was arrested on the Texas warrant in July.

Federal prosecutors have released photos of inked up rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine that they claim prove he is a risky gangbanger and should remain in prison until trial.

The news comes after he was sentenced to four years probation back in October following his admission of using a 13-year-old in a sexual act in 2015.

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