Tekashi 6ix9ine and his former associates are accused of running a gang.
Daniel Hernandez, better known as 6ix9ine, was arrested in New York City on Federal charges on November 18, TMZ reports and Pitchfork has confirmed with the U.S. Lawyer’s office. 6ix9ine’s ex-manager Shottie, born Kifano Jordan, and their affiliates, Faheem Walter aka Crippy, Jensel Butler or Ish, Jamel Jones, otherwise known as Mel Murda, and Fuguan Lovick aka Fu Banga were also arrested. They all face racketeering and guns charges. 6ix9ine said a week ago that he got rid of his entire team and canceled his tour.
As indicated by the eight-count indictment, seen by Pitchfork, Hernandez and alternate respondents “took an interest in the task and administration” of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The indictment blames the alleged gang members for murder, burglary, ambush, drug dealing, and that’s just the beginning. Two of the charges Hernandez faces have the greatest punishment of life in prison. Pitchfork has emailed a delegate for 6ix9ine for input.
“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.”
The gangbangers got charged on distributed drugs that included heroin, fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone and marijuana all around Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, according to prosecutors.
Many of 6ix9ine’s songs like his Billboard song “Gummo” include his claims about shooting people and other forms of violence. The artist is now in federal custody and is expected to be arraigned this Monday evening.