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The rapper was arrested on Sunday night and faces 32 years in jail for racketeering and other offences, according to a prosecuting US attorney.
The sentence would be for life in prison and stems from his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods.
The Nine Trey Bloods are a New York gang and also known as TreyWay which Tekashi69 has mentioned on Twitter.
But now his involvement could cost him his freedom.
"In the history of the US, the one thing that seems to get someone locked up is racketeering, money-laundering or tax evasion," UK hip hop and culture writer, Jesse Bernard tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
"This could be what takes him to prison."
originally posted by: Edumakated
The problem is that record labels have become the easy way to launder street/dope money. Unfortunately, these idiots don't get the Feds are watching. They are so busy boasting on social media flashing money phones, etc they don't realize they are building their own cases. You sitting up with $100k in cash in your living room and you ain't even sold 5,000 records.
They obviously never saw The Wire when Prop Joe told Stringer Bell the story of Charlie Sollers.
Tekashi69 has been moved to a new prison amidst reports that rival gang members attacked him.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was transferred to another detention center late Wednesday night just moments after Urban Islandz reported that he got jumped at the Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, where he was being housed in the general population.
originally posted by: underwerks
Tekashi is an example of what not to do. Used to be, gangsters became rappers to get out of the street life. Not the other way around.
I hate seeing anyone get 30+ years over being a dumbass but he can’t say he wasn’t warned. Fat joe sat him down and tried to give him some game but he just didn’t care. So this is what happens. 22 years old facing 32 years in prison.