Cardi B Denies Bloods Gang Membership After Tekashi 6ix9ine Names Her At Trial
Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently in court trying to get a potential prison sentence reduced from 47 years by testifying against other members of the 9 Trey Bloods gang, much to the disapproval of rap fans everywhere.
The 'Gummo' rapper was on the witness stand at Manhattan federal court when he testified against two members of his old crew, Anthony 'Harv' Ellison and Aljermiah 'Nuke' Mack, who are accused of racketeering.
Yesterday, 69, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, listed continued to list more people he associated with while part of the gang - among them were Cardi B and Jim Jones.
The flamboyant performer denied he used Cardi, 26, as a "blueprint" stating, "I knew who she was. I didn't pay attention," adding that she is affiliated with Nine Trey.
He was asked in court if he had chosen to testify against the other men to help the government or to get himself an easy sentence, to which he replied: "A little bit of both."
Cardi promptly denied Tekashi's claim on Twitter writing, "You just said it yourself... Brin not 9 Trey. I never been 9 Trey or associated with them."
The tweet has since been deleted.
Cardi B was ALLEGEDLY named as part of the Nine Trey Bloods during Tekashi 6ix9ine's testimony Thursday, Sept. 19. Cardi B denies this claim. pic.twitter.com/tkk18gXmf3
- miixtapechiick.com (@MXCKposts) 20 September 2019
The denial has also been reiterated by her reps who told Billboard: "This is not true."
However, earlier this year, Cardi B did confess that she used to 'hang' with a gang in her teenage years. She said to GQ: "When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of... Bloods. I used to pop off with my homies. And they'd say, "Yo, you really get it poppin'. You should come home. You should turn Blood." 'And I did. Yes, I did. And something that - it's not like, oh, you leave. You don't leave."
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."
There has been no confirmation that any action will be taken against Cardi B.