Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been threatened by his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, as he snitched on them in court.
Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine, is an American rapper and songwriter. His music is seen as an aggressive style of rapping. He is characterized by his extensive tattoos, celebrity feuds, legal issues and his rainbow-coloured hair. Hernandez became very popular in late 2017, when he released his debut single, Gummo. He also released his debut album in 2018, featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz.
In the same year, 6ix9ine, was sentenced to a four-year probation, as he made explicit videos with an underage girl. Shortly after, the rapper was charged with crimes related to his violent Nine Trey gang. He was charged, along with five others, with a series of violent crimes and drug-trafficking offenses.
6ix9ine later admitted to being a member of the Nine Trey gang. He stated that he helped other gang members rob people at gunpoint. He pleaded guilty to nine charges and faced up to 47 years in prison. He then made a deal with federal prosecutors, in the hopes of a reduced sentence. Due to his cooperation with the prosecutors, he only served two years in prison.
Abiding to his plea deal, Hernandez took the stand in 2018 and testified against his former crew. He detailed his involvement in “robberies, drugs, assaults,” and laid out the private inner workings of the gang. He described everything, from the gang’s attacks to its leadership ladder and naming other members of the Nine Trey gang, including rappers Jim Jones and Cardi B. He also alleged that his former manager, Kifano Jordan, was a member of the gang and was also involved in criminal activity. As a result, he was denounced as a snitch by other artists.
Snoop Dogg took to Instagram on 24 September 2019, stating, “As we watch Tekashi69 (or whatever his name is) snitch on everybody, I invite you all to remember Martha Stewart snitched on not one soul during her trial.”
In April 2020, he was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to being asthmatic. He was placed under house arrest for the remainder of his sentence and was released in early August 2020.