Rapper 6ix9ine (Tekashi69) pleaded not guilty to racketeering and possession of a weapon

Yesterday, 26 October, 22-year-old rap artist Daniel Hernandez of Brooklyn, known as Tekashi69 and 6ix9ine, pleaded not guilty on 6 counts.

Hernandez, his former Manager, Kitano Jordan and 2 friends Gensel Butler and faheem Walter was arrested in early November. They were charged with racketeering and armed attacks. All except Walter, who was not in the courtroom, pleaded not guilty.

The court decided not to release Hernandez, who is facing a life sentence, on bail, finding that the defendant poses a threat to society. According to the Prosecutor, Jeffrey S. Berman, Tekashi69 participated in numerous armed attacks in the composition of the new York gang Nine Trey Bloods.

Last week it became known that in connection with threat of life of the rapper from the accomplices, he was transferred from a Federal prison in Brooklyn to another place. Lawyer lance Lazzaro said that 6ix9ine is «the establishment in Queens».

«He’s safe, but in prison,» said the second defender rapper dawn Florio.

Prosecutors review the information with 3 mobile phones of Hernandez and his activity in social networks, particularly Snapchat and Instagram, as well as its iCloud and email. According to the prosecution, the rapper took video of the April robbery in Times Square. Also in his house in Brooklyn was found stolen items, including jewelry.

Despite the controversial biography, the album «Day69» in February, got into the top iTunes, Hernandez became a prominent figure in hip-hop. Tekashi69 also starred in the music video with rappers Kanye West and Nicki Minaj. Singer wrote on Instagram that he was praying for Tekashi69 and his family.

This is not the first clash of Hernandez with the law. In October, the rapper was sentenced to 4 years probation for sexual relationship with 13-year-old girl. In this case, he pleaded guilty.