The 22-year-old rapper, whose actual identify is Daniel Hernandez, was one in every of 4 individuals taken into custody Sunday.
The arrests look like related to a taking pictures at a celebration final month on the Higher East Aspect.
Amongst these arrested are the sufferer, Faheem “Crippy” Walter, who was shot through the combat, and Tekashi69’s recently-fired former supervisor, 36-year-old Kifano “Shotti” Jordan. Jensel “Ish” Butler was additionally arrested.
They’re all charged with racketeering and firearms possession.
The rapper, also referred to as Tekashi 6ix9ine, has been one of the ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in current months. His debut album, Day69, was among the many most downloaded information on iTunes following its February launch.
However he additionally has had a collection of run-ins with legislation enforcement and has publicly recognized himself as a member of a violent New York gang. He just lately pleaded responsible to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn Felony Courtroom in reference to a Might site visitors cease.
In a 2015 case in New York, 6ix9ine was sentenced to probation for his involvement in a sexually express video of a 13-year-old woman.
The video, posted on social media, confirmed the woman performing a intercourse act on one other man whereas 6ix9ine “stands behind the kid making a thrusting movement along with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks,” in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
The taking pictures occurred outdoors what was a celebration to have fun Tekashi69 receiving probation in that baby intercourse case earlier within the day.