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When And Why Did Tekashi 6ix9ine Go To Jail?

by John Ogba-Ifeakanwa
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Here are full details on when and why Tekashi 6ix9ine went to jail.

Tekashi 6ixNine, real name, Daniel Hernandez has become a full blown infamous figure in the music industry. This isn’t because of his kind of music but mostly for being affiliated with gangs, assault and also snitching on fellow gang members. Last year, the 23yr old father of 1 was arrested on racketeering, weapons, drugs charges and faces up to 47 years in prison. The rapper has since plead guilty to these charges. Here’s a full summary of 6ix9ine‘s arrest and trial to keep you abreast.

In the ending months of 2018, embattled rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine became a person of interest on charges including; racketeering, drug distribution, weapon possession, and conspiracy to commit murder. The rapper was apprehended in November 18, 2018 alongside five other men from the Nine Trey Gangsters including his former manager, Shotti. The arrest was carried out after a 5-year investigation into the gang as a joint effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the NYPD and the DHS. 

Initially pleading not guilty to all the charges (Nov. 26, 2018) and asking to be granted bail, the rapper was denied bail on the grounds that he could still be a danger. A court date for Tekashi‘s trial was set for September 4th, 2019 as his lawyer continued to plea his innocence. According to him, Tekashi portrays a ‘gangster image‘ to promote his music which does not make him a member of an enterprise.

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Other members of the gang were also apprehended and charged in the case making them a total of eleven defendants. In January, Kintea ‘Kooda B’ McKenzie (a defendant) was charged with attempting to shoot American rapper, Chief Keef after an online feud with 6ix9ine. Kooda B admitted he was offered $20,000 by Tekashi and Shotti to carry out the attack but only settled for $10,000 after the shooting in June, 2018. Denard “Drama” Butler was also indicted for taking part in another shooting attempt on Chief Keef on July 16, 2018. A bystander had gotten injured in the gunfire. Anthony “Harv” Ellison was also indicted for kidnapping and assaulting 6ix9ine on July 22, 2018 for disrespecting the Nine Treys.

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Tekashi changed his plea to guilty in January 23, 2019 admitting to all nine charges leveled against him and admitted to being a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters. As part of an agreement between Tekashi and the prosecutors, he also pledged to cooperate in testifying against others, and avoiding crime in exchange for not being prosecuted for the charges. This earned him the nickname, Snitch9ine in the rap community.

As at April 19, 2019, six out of the eleven defendants have entered a guilty plea in the case. Tekashi’s lawyer is currently devising plans to get the rapper out of federal custody before September 2019 if the other defendants take plea deals to avoid trial.

Recently, the rapper’s girlfriend, Jade, hinted on social media that he could be out in 6 months.

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