Tekashi 6ix9ine: International Star, or Jailhouse Play Toy

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Tekashi 6ix9ine: International Star, or Jailhouse Play Toy

Brandon Ottaviano, Staff Writer

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Tekashi 6ix9ine, aka Daniel Hernandez, is a rising star in the rap industry. With hits such as FEFE and STOOPID, he has quickly (somehow) risen the ranks, talking trash to big name artists and starting beef whenever possible. Now, it seems like his luck may have run thin. Recently, Tekashi and five of his associates were arrested in New York City for firearm possession and racketeering charges. These arrests were part of a tag team effort from the NYPD, Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department. This isn’t even the first time Tekashi has been in trouble with the law. Back in October, he was sentenced to 4 years’ probation for the use of a child in a sexual performance. Many in the rap industry frame him as a rapist (he is), while others continue to praise him (I don’t know why or how). He has also recently been charged with disorderly conduct for assaulting a New York police office.

His trial date has been set for September 4, meaning he will be behind bars at least until then. Bail was denied, even when his manager offered to pay $750k and surrender his passport. Tekashi was also not granted permission to remain on house arrest.

The belief is that he was involved in a multitude of criminal activities such as shootings and robberies, and also with drug trafficking. Who knows what will happen, but for now we at least have his new album Dummy Boy (yay).

Tekashi began his music career in 2014, slowly gaining a following; however, it wasn’t until 2017 when he really gained some backing. “Poles1469,” featuring artist Trippie Redd, was the first of 6ix9ine’s songs to gain lots of attention. His first debut single “Gummo,” reached number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. His most popular song “Fefe” features hip hop star Nicki Minaj and producer Murda Beatz. This single debuted at number four on Billboard Hot 100.

His most notable feud happened between him and Trippie Redd, after Trippie called 6ix9ine out for being a pedophile. 6ix9ine was also assaulted after an Instagram Live argument.

Who knows what will happen to Tekashi 6ix9ine…

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