Updated at 2:30 a.m. E.S.T.
You would think artists would learn from Bobby Shmurda’s mistakes.
Tekashi alongside his former manager kifano ‘Shottie’ Jordan, and their associates Faheem Walter (aka Crippy), Jensel Butler (aka Ish), Jamel Jones (aka Mel Murda) and Fuguan Lovick (aka Fu Banga) are facing some serious prison time. According to a press statement from the United States Department Of Justice, Daniel Hernandez also known as Tekashi and his affiliates are a member of The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods – a gang notorious for drug deals, armed robberies and shootings around Brooklyn.
BREAKING: Feds say rapper Tekashi6ix9ine was a member of a gang called Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, which sold drugs, committed murder .. typical gang stuff. pic.twitter.com/ztgj1RJAAD
— Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) November 19, 2018
According to the 17-page indictment, 6ix9ine and his gang distributed drugs including heroin, fentanyl, Furanyl Fentanyl, MDMA, Dibutylone and marijuana. The feds also believe Tekashi and his crew were involved in a July shooting in Bed-Stuy, which left an innocent bystander shot.
“As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit. Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court,”
Two of the charges 6ix9ine is facing carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. His ex-manager, Shottie also faces the same 6 counts as the Fefe rapper.
This Tekashi6ix9ine case is getting real weird. Feds just said they only busted him Sunday because he was planning to go to Foxwoods casino after FBI warned him he was a target of Bloods who wanted to “super violate” him
— Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) November 20, 2018
The 20-year old multi-colored rapper was denied bail and will remain in custody until his pending trial. The full indictment can be viewed here.
Previous Story published on Monday, Nov. 19.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly arrested on Sunday night (Nov. 18) by ATF agents in New York City for racketeering and firearms. According to TMZ, the arrest stems from a joint investigation conducted by the ATF, New York Police Department and Homeland security. His ex-manager, Shottie, who he recently fired, Faheem Walter, also known as Crippy and one other suspect were also taken into custody.
All four are facing racketeering and firearam charges, which in 6ix9ine’s case almost “certainty” means he’s going to prison.
The news comes a day after the “Fefe” rapper revealed the tracklist for his upcoming debut album Dummy Boy. Due November 23 “Dummy Boy” will feature appearances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Tory Lanez, Bobby Shmurda and more.
View the full tracklist below.
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