Why did 6ix9ine testify in court

6ix9ine reveals gang: gangster rapper cries when he recognizes a man in court

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Two years in prison: 6ix9ine bursts into tears when the verdict is announced

A federal court in New York has sentenced rapper and Instagram star Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, to two years in prison. The musician - real name: Daniel Hernandez - was charged with gang crime.

  • The judge imposed a greatly reduced sentence for 6ix9ine cooperating with the court and testifying against two members of his former gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He also pleaded guilty.
  • In the case, it had long been speculated whether Tekashi69 would be included in a witness protection program. According to the New York Times, the rapper recently wrote a letter to the court and said: Witness protection program, no thanks.
  • But one thing is clear: 6ix9ine faces an uncertain future. According to the "NYT", the prosecutors warned in the case that the rapper could be injured or killed in prison because the Nine Trey gang was out to retaliate.

While the rapper was reading a statement, a remarkable scene occurred: As US media unanimously report, Tekashi69 collapsed. He spotted his biological father, who he last saw as a child, in the auditorium. The man then actually pretended to be a father.

The judge did not allow the man to make a statement.

Tekashi69 aka 6ix9ine - a dazzling case

A bizarre case ends with the verdict. 6ix9ine is as successful as it is controversial. His album "Day69: Graduation Day" was released in February and ranked high in the charts. Together with Nicki Minaj he had the hit single "Fefe".

With his face tattoos, brightly colored hair and weapons on display, the rapper has always portrayed himself as public enemy number 1 throughout his career. But after a surprising turnaround, he became a witness against his gang.

Rapper 6ix9ine Image: imago / MediaPunch

In court, 6ix9ine revealed, among other things, internals from the criminal gang and identified two gang members present in the courtroom using the music video of his track "Gummo". The rapper also said he joined the Nine Trey Gang in 2017 and was involved in violent crimes. In addition, the gang is said to have used the income from 6ix9ines music to finance weapons purchases, for example.

This is how 6ix9ine reacted to the judgment

When the verdict on Wednesday came 6ix9ine then tears, reports the "New York Times". "I was weak. I was easily influenced. I can't believe that it was me," the newspaper quoted him as saying. "There is no excuse that is good enough."


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