On Sunday, Tekashi69, his ex-manager and a few associates were arrested on a RICO for illegal acts dating back to 2013.
In a recently unsealed 17-page indictment, prosecutors said the 22-year-old rap star ordered hits on his rivals, sold drugs across three boroughs and rapped about his murderous gang affiliation in his music.
“[6ix9ine and the other defendants] participated in the operation and management of the Enterprise and participated in unlawful and other activity in furtherance of the conduct of the Enterprise’s affairs,” the indictment read. “Members and associates of Nine Trey committed, conspired, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence, including acts involving murder, robbery, and extortion against rival gang members and other individuals adverse to the Enterprise.”
While the rapper’s lawyer attempted to distance his client from the violent gang, citing 6ix9ine’s recent “Breakfast Club” interview, prosecutors highlighted 6ix9ine’s repeated references to Nine Trey, which is a sect of the infamous Blood’s gang.
In fact, Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear even used the previously referenced interview to back his claim of violence, as he revealed his crew wanted him dead after he renounced them on the show.
“They wanted to violate him,” Longyear said of the crew’s retaliation. “The wanted to ‘super violate’ him,” meaning to perform a “violent act, including shooting him,” which prompted officials to pick him up for safety.
However, when the rapper failed to cooperate, police took him into custody upon learning his plan to travel to a Connecticut Casino.
On Monday night, at the rapper’s arraignment, his attorney Lance Lazzaro asked for bail under the condition that he surrender his passport and fork over more than $1 million. However, a judge denied bail, describing 6ix9ine as a danger to the community.
The rapper’s legal team plans to appeal.