Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleads guilty and admits he was part of a violent gang
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine counts of racketeering conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking in his ongoing criminal case and will cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to recently unsealed court documents. The charges relate to his involvement in a violent gang in New York called the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Daniel Hernandez a.k.a Tekashi, stated in a trial last week that he joined the gang in the fall of 2017. Its members engaged in various criminal acts to “preserve and enhance the power of Nine Trey,” he said, adding that he had helped rob people and once paid someone to shoot at a rival gang member to “maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey.” Hernandez, 22, also said he had sold heroin and participated in the attempted murder of another gang rival.
“At all times I knew that these actions were wrong and in violation of the law,” he said. “I apologize to the court, to anyone who was hurt, to my family, friends and fans for what I have done and who I have let down.”