6ix9ine Admits To Selling A Kilo Of Heroin; Rap Career Implodes For Cooperating
(AllHipHop News) More details are coming out about Tekashi 6ix9ine's agreement with the FBI after he pleaded guilty to numerous charges which could send the rap star to prison for life.
The rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, and his manager Kifano "Shottie" Jordan, were arrested back in November of 2018 for a string of violent incidents in New York from 2015 until their arrests.
Also busted were Faheem "Crippy" Walter, Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones, Jensel "Ish" Butler, and Fuguan "Fu Banga" Lovick.
The men were charged with drug dealing, firearm crimes, and racketeering, for multiple shootings, robberies, and assaults against their rivals and even their fellow Nine Trey members, as well as drug dealing.
During his court hearing last week, 6ix9ine plead guilty all of the counts against him and revealed he would cooperate with investigators.
He admitted to joining the Nine Trey Gangsters in 2017 and revealed he was committing crimes to boost his own standing with the gang.
He also admitted to hiring a hitman to try and kill Chicago rapper Chief Keef when he was standing outside The W hotel in the middle of Times Square.
"I paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him. The shooting took place in Manhattan," 6ix9ine confessed. "I did this to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey."
The rapper also said he sold over a kilo of heroin for the gang while he was out on the streets.
The rapper is hoping to have a 47-year-sentence greatly reduced by testifying against his former gang.
Otherwise, he will be 69 when he gets out if the judge imposes the maximum penalty.
NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:
“In working to reduce crime past already record-lows in New York City, the NYPD is relentless in our pursuit of the relatively small percentage of the population driving the violence and disorder," said NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill in a statement about the gang.
"We are achieving this, with pinpoint accuracy, because of the full and willing partnership of New Yorkers in every neighborhood and the unrivaled assistance of our law-enforcement partners," Commissioner O'Neill said. "I commend the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, and the members of Homeland Security Investigations and the ATF, for helping us dismantle groups responsible for shootings, robberies, drug-dealing, and more. Together, we are making the safest large city in America even safer.”