New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine could find himself behind bars for a very long time. New reports claim the hip-hop artist has pleaded guilty to nearly 10 federal charges in a publicized racketeering case.
According to reports, 6ix9ine is now copping to charges ranging from drag trafficking to weapons possession and faces 32 years to life in prison.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, the embattled rapper embroiled in a mounting series of federal counts of racketeering, has pleaded guilty to eight counts according to documents obtained by Rolling Stone. 6ix9ine — or Daniel Hernandez — had previously pleaded innocent since his arrest in November. Denied bail, he has spent the ensuing months in custody, and reports from his lawyer at the time, Lance Lazzaro, proclaimed his innocence. (Rolling Stone)
The hip-hop artist is set to work with prosecutors moving forward in the case.
6ix9ine will cooperate with federal officials “against multiple violent people associated with the same criminal enterprise of which he admits, or will soon apparently admit, being a member,” according to court records. (NBC San Diego)
6ix9ine isn’t expected to receive his sentence until next year.
Tekashi entered the plea on January 23 … pleading guilty to all but one of 9 counts in the federal indictment. He copped to multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking. The one count he did not plead guilty to is an April 3, 2018 robbery of rivals of the Nine Trey gang. 6ix9ine’s sentencing is scheduled for January 24, 2020. (TMZ)
The Brooklyn native has remained behind bars since last November.
6ix9ine was arrested in New York City on November 2018 on federal crime charges. The rapper’s former manager Shottie, real name Kifano Jordan, and their associates Jensel Butler (aka Ish), Faheem Walter (aka Crippy), Fuguan Lovick (aka Fu Banga), and Jamel Jones (aka Mel Murda), were arrested on the same charges. (Pitchfork)