Tekashi 6ix9ine Reveals He’s Struggling Financially After Jail Impacted His Career
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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has fallen on hard times since his release from jail.
The up-and-coming US rapper, known for his songs 'Gummo' and 'Fefe' featuring Nicki Minaj, is now 'struggling to make ends meet' according to court documents and claims made by his business manager.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years of supervised release after his involvement in an armed robbery with Nine Trey Bloods gang.
Now, in court documents obtained by Complex, Hernandez revealed he is finding it tough to take afloat financially.
"I do not know if I will ever command the kind of advances I was paid before my arrest, and my career stalled," he said in the court filings.
The documents also reveal that the 25-year-old's record deal with TenThousands Projects had expired, along with a merchandise deal.
BREAKING: Tekashi 6ix9ine says he hasn’t recouped from his deal so he can’t collect royalties & no one will book him for shows (struggling to make ends meet). pic.twitter.com/uZUwiNfpBk— WE SELL SWAG HERE™️ (@LegitTaste) March 13, 2022
"I did receive large advances under the recording artist and merchandising agreements prior to my arrest," he continued in the court documents.
"However, I do not receive any royalties under those agreements either since my royalty accounts remain unrecouped."
To add insult to injury, his business manager Wack 100 has opened up about Tekashi's financial woes during a session on social audio app Clubhouse.
"Yeah, he broke as a motherf***er," Wack 100 said.
"That n***a 6ix9ine ain’t got nothing! Man, that n***a over there doing bad. Bro, I had to send that n***a $20 for some gas.
"That’s why we was telling the people, 'Ain’t really nothing we can do for you right now cause n***a broke-broke.'
'It’s f***ing terrible, man. Sad thing to see such a talented young man [like this].’
He may be broke, but at least he is a free man - the rapper was initially facing a sentence of 47 years as a minimum, with the possibility of life.
Rap star Tekashi 6ix9ine has admitted to a judge that he is going broke, has no record deal, and is struggling to make ends meet. pic.twitter.com/fkvNI00x7F— Y254 (@Y254Channel) March 14, 2022
After pleading not guilty to the charges at first, he entered a plea bargain that was the start of his giving evidence to the government as their star witness.
In his declaration, he recalled: "I stayed in the car while everything went down and started filming on my phone, but it was raining.
"The raindrops on the car window were blocking my view, so I opened the door of the car and continued filming.
'"However, I never left the SUV and remained in the vehicle throughout the entire event," reported UniLad.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has previously escaped jail for child sex charges in 2015, as well as in 2018 for several offences relating to guns, assault, conspiracy murder, and racketeering.