(AllHipHop News) Hot 97 radio personality Ebro Darden was one of the many public figures that tried to advise Tekashi 6ix9ine to change his behavior before he ended up dead or in jail. That advice fell on deaf ears because Tekashi was arrested this week on federal charges.
Ebro spoke about 6ix9ine's legal turn of events during an episode of the Ebro In The Morning broadcast. The outspoken host presented a message said to be from a source connected to the New York Police Department.
"We actually tried to warn him, but he refused to listen. His crew should have shielded him from being involved in any crime because he was their chance to get out," Ebro read from the letter. "When you get involved in shootings in NYC, it's asking for an express ticket to prison."
The NYPD was part of an investigative law enforcement team that included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez) was indicted on six RICO related charges for allegedly being involved with the criminal enterprise known as Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Hernandez was charged with conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering. Two of those charges have a maximum sentence of life in prison, and Tekashi is facing a minimum of 32 years in federal prison.
6ix9ine's former business associate Kifano "Shottie" Jordan as well as Jensel "Ish" Butler, Faheem "Crippy" Walter, Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones, and Fugan "Fu Banga" Lovick were also taken into custody. All six co-defendants were arraigned in a Manhattan federal court and they are reportedly being held without bail.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated, “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. 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. Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court.”