On Thursday, Tekashi69 took the stand for his third day of testimony, this time under cross-examination.
As part of the discussion, the now-disgraced rapper detailed his relationship with Jim Jones, who he claimed to be a Nine Trey Gangsta Blood member, and denied copying Cardi’s B’s blueprint to success.
“You joined the Bloods to advance your music year?” Alex Huot, an attorney for accused gangster Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack asked, according to Daily News, to which Tekashi replied, “Yes.”
However, he also provided additional information about Cardi B’s alleged affiliation with the Blood Gang. “You knew Cardi B was a Blood?” Huot asked. “Correct,” Tekashi said. “You knew Cardi B made music videos with Bloods in the background?” the attorney asked. “Correct. I didn’t pay attention,” Tekashi said.
Though Cardi recently opened up about her affiliation in a GQ profile, she also acknowledged her regrets and advised against it.
“When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of Bloods,” she said at the time. “I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it popping.’ You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did.”
“You could talk to somebody that is considered Big Homie and they will tell you: ‘Don’t join a gang.’ The person that I’m under, she would tell you, ‘Don’t join a gang.’ It’s not about violence. It’s just like – it doesn’t make your money. I rep it, because I been reppin it for such a long time.”
But, despite her affiliation and ties, a rep for Cardi says she is not a Nine Trey Blood Gang Member. In fact, according to TMZ, the rapper’s rep said 6ix9ine’s claims were simply, “not true,” adding that “She’s not and has never been affiliated with this gang.”
Update: 9/20/19, 7:00 AM
According to new reports, Cardi’s rep was responding to reports that weren’t true. In the transcript provided by Daily News, 6ix9ine confirmed the Bronx raptress was a Blood, not Nine Trey.