Daniel Hernandez, the Brooklyn rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, can't keep his name out of headlines. Whether it is for his long-running beef with other rappers, such as Chief Keef, YG, and Trippie Redd, (just to name a few), or for federal charges with guns, sex with a minor, or racketeering.
He was arrested in New York City on federal crime charges Sunday, November 18, for fraudulent business dealings.
The rainbow-haired rapper’s ex-manager Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, and their associates Faheem “Crippy” Walter and Jensel “Ish” Butler were also arrested. They all face racketeering and firearms charges.
Last week, 6ix9ine said that he had fired Shottie and the rest of his management team.
The investigation that led to 6ix9ine’s arrest was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s office with the NYPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Homeland Security Investigations. Earlier this month, police arrested Jordan in connection with the shooting of 6ix9ine’s bodyguard. He was later charged with gang assault.
Hernandez is currently on probation from “the use of a child in a sexual performance,” to which he pleaded guilty. He was filmed standing behind a naked girl, 13-years-old at the time, “making a thrusting motion with his pelvis” and “smacking her on her buttocks” while she “engages in oral sexual intercourse” with another man.
In a second video, the same naked girl is depicted “sitting across the laps of” 6ix9ine and the other man. In a third, the girl, now wearing a bra and underwear, sits in 6ix9ine’s lap while the other man pours liquid on her breasts. According to the criminal complaint, the videos were posted on Instagram, and reposted by 6ix9ine on his own Instagram account.
6ix9ine has said that he did not know how old she was, and had been led to believe she was older.
A New York judge gave Hernandez four years of probation and required him to complete community service, refrain from gang affiliation, and avoid future arrests.
However Hernandez clearly hasn’t been able to do that. He has another pending legal case in Texas from last January, where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old at the Galleria Mall in Houston. According to a police report, Hernandez and his security demanded that the teenager erase video footage of the incident from his phone. In May, he was charged with misdemeanor assault.
The 2015 plea agreement reads: “Whether the defendant is determined to have violated the terms and conditions of his agreement is at the sole discretion of the Prosecutor.” The D.A. has made it abundantly clear that his office believes 6ix9ine violated his plea deal, and from Sunday’s charges, if the judge ends up agreeing with the D.A., Tekashi 6ix9ine could be sentenced to prison for violating his probation and will be listed as a registered sex offender as early as the end of this week.