Convicted Kidnapper Accuses 6ix9ine & Trippie Redd Of Staging Their Beef
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) One of Tekashi 6ix9ine's many feuds included the "Gummo" rapper beefing with his TenThousand Projects labelmate Trippie Redd. A former close associate of the New Yorker born Daniel Hernandez is claiming the clash was manufactured.
Anthony "Harv" Ellison was found guilty in federal court of racketeering conspiracy and kidnapping Hernandez.
The alleged Nine Trey Blood gang member is now asking a judge to throw out his guilty verdict. On Monday, convicted co-defendant Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack also filed a motion to overturn his conviction.
Court documents obtained by AllHipHop claim Ellison worked as Tekashi's security. The docs suggest Ellison defended 6ix9ine during a "staged claimpublicity beef" with Trippie Redd.
6ix9ine took the stand during Ellison and Mack's trial to testify against them. At one point, Tekashi swore that he ordered a beatdown of Trippie Redd and Ellison eventually punched the Ohio-bred artist in the mouth.
Ellison's legal team contends Tekashi and Trippie's manager set up a "staged confrontation" for publicity. Previously, Ellison argued the kidnapping of 6ix9ine was also faked in order to promote his music and bolster his image as a Nine Trey Blood.
“Hernandez simply had no credibility, especially in light of the fact that he orchestrated a bizarre series of events that culminated in him taking pictures at a hospital after the alleged kidnapping which he then immediately sent to TMZ,” wrote Ellison’s lawyers, Devereaux Cannick and Calvin Scholar, in a motion to Manhattan federal court Judge Paul Engelmayer.
This latest turn in the Tekashi 6ix9ine legal saga comes the same week that Trippie Redd earned his first #1 album. A Love Letter To You 4 debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with 104,000 album units.