It looks like the end of the road for rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. The 22-year-old Brooklyn native was arrested Sunday on federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges, according to online reports.
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was taken into federal custody along with his recently fired manager and two others, according to TMZ. The full complaint against the troubled rapper has not been disclosed by the feds.
"I’m hearing RICO and Racketeering charged [sic] … don’t quote me on that. Won't be able to tell exactly what he is being charged for until indictments are unsealed or until feds start confirming what’s up. More info to come the morning."
RICO charges usually entails organized crime (gang) activity, and conviction carries stiff prison sentences and penalties.
Last week, Tekashi recorded a video announcing he'd fired his entire management team and booking agency for stealing $3.6 in a deal.
But the booking agency denied his allegations, saying Tekashi never received a $3 million deal.
The agency, MTA Booking, also accused Tekashi of faking his kidnapping and assault, and they claimed he was never robbed of a million dollars worth of jewelry.
MTA Booking told TMZ Tekashi was sent $700,000 in advance for nine upcoming concerts in the U.S. and two in Mexico.
There were also two shows booked in Germany for which he was paid $160,000, according to MTA Booking.
Tekashi's lawyer fired back in a statement to TMZ, saying MTA booking should show contracts with the rapper's signature proving they were acting as his booking agent to book performances on his behalf.
Los Angeles Police are also looking into reports that Tekashi used "fake police" as bodyguards carrying fake police badges while out in Los Angeles on Nov. 4.
"These fake cops wearing these fake vests with fake badges," a police official told the Daily Beast. "What self-respecting gang member would be surrounded by somebody who looks like the police?"
The rapper was sentenced to four years probation last month after he pled guilty to three felony counts of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance.
He was also arrested in July on an outstanding warrant for choking a 16-year-old boy who video recorded him and his entourage at a shopping mall in New York in January.
Tekashi is being held without bail. On Sunday, Tekashi revealed the tracklist to his new album to be released on Friday, Nov. 23.
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