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Who Is Tekashi 6ix9ine? Rapper's Real Name, Net Worth And Why Is He In Prison?

Who Is Tekashi 6ix9ine? Rapper's Real Name, Net Worth And Why Is He In Prison?

Tekashi 6ix9ine isn't an owner of a wacky castle in Japan, he's actually a rapper who has lots of tattoos, multicoloured hair and is currently serving time in prison.

He's known for having an antagonistic personality and has baited law enforcement on social media with guns and money and has live-streamed himself in bed with other rappers' girlfriends.

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He's been in the news recently for testifying against gang members on the first day of his trial, so we thought it'd be a good time to do a bit of digging on the GUMMO singer. Here's everything you need to know about Tekashi 6ix9ine including his real name, net worth and the reason he's in prison.


What's Tekashi 6ix9ine's real name?

Tekashi 6ix9ine was born Daniel Hernandez.

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Where did Tekashi 6ix9ine's grow up?

He lived in a crowded two-bedroom apartment in Locust Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York. Before his track, GUMMY went viral, he worked at the counter at the Stay Fresh Grill and Deli and spent his spare time picking fights on Instagram.

What is Tekashi 6ix9ine's net worth?

According to Wealthygorilla, he is worth $4million.

Why is Tekashi 6ix9ine in prison?

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has pleaded guilty to a number of federal charges and has admitted he is part of a gang.

Tekashi 69, aka 6ix9ine at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court. Credit: PA
Tekashi 69, aka 6ix9ine at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court. Credit: PA

In a statement from United States Department of Justice, Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman explained the impact that Tekashi and other gang members had made on the city.

He said: "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 Barclays Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.

"Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI (Homeland Security Investigations), ATF (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court."

HSI Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez said: "Members of Nine Trey, who wielded firearms and pushed highly addictive drugs onto New York City streets, allegedly showed an unprecedented level of violence this year, and for that they are now facing multiple charges, including an incident in which an innocent bystander was shot.

"This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known Tekashi6ix9ine, are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities."

He could face a mandatory minimum 47 years in prison - however, as he has made a plea deal it's likely 6ix9ine will face a lesser sentence.


In November, the rapper's attorney Lance Lazzaro said that his client was 'completely innocent' of all the charges brought against him.

Lazzaro added: "An entertainer who portrays a 'gangster image' to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise."

It doesn't look like 69 will be getting out of jail anytime soon.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Police, Celebrity, Music, US News, crime, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Net worth

Mark Cunliffe

Mark is a writer at LADbible with a creative writing background and a history working at some of Manchester's biggest agencies. He loves football and music that screams a lot.

 

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