Rapper and alleged gang affiliate Tekashi 6ix9ine is accused of “snitching” on other rappers in court.
The “Gummo” MC (real name Daniel Hernandez) faces 47 years to life in prison on gun and racketeering charges of his own. But, he may score a much more lenient sentence if he cooperates with the feds and rats out alleged Nine Trey Bloods gang members (including his own former bodyguard) in other cases, Page Six reports.
While in court, Tekashi was asked if he modeled his career after Cardi B, who he claimed was a Blood gang member before becoming a rapper and pop cultural icon. Tekashi replied, “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention.” In a separate report from Page Six, Tekashi also admitted he knew Cardi recorded music videos with alleged Blood gang members in them.
A rep for Cardi B told TMZ that the “I Like It” rapper isn’t a member of the Bloods, but Cardi herself sang a different tune, tweeting and deleting that she was, in fact, a Blood, but from the Brim, not a Nine Trey Blood. Cardi tweeted in 2017 that she was a “big time Blood,” so this isn’t exactly new coming from her.
Tekashi 6ix9ine claimed rapper Jim Jones is a Blood, too
Cardi B wasn’t the only rapper who Tekashi 6ix9ine threw under the proverbial bus. He also said “retired rapper” Jim Jones was a member of the Nine Trey Bloods. In a previous interview, Dipset member Jones called Tekashi a “rat,” and said is name was “unmentionable.”
As Nicki Swift previously reported, in January 2019, Tekashi pleaded guilty to nine counts, including racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking. While in court on in his own case, he reportedly claimed to have joined the Nine Trey Bloods in 2017, and confessed to aiding gang members in a murder attempt. After Tekashi’s initial guilty plea, Page Six reported that his sentencing was “tenatively set” for January 2020 “after the other defendants’ trial,” which indicates cooperation in those trials will impact his own legal fate. Buzzfeed News reported that as a result of Tekashi’s testimony against other alleged gang members, he may have to enter witness protection upon his release.
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