Incarcerated rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is no longer favored in hip-hop or on the streets. Rappers and rap fans turned against Tekashi as soon as they got word that he is cooperating with the feds.
Tekashi, who was born Daniel Hernandez, apparently gave up the name of a known associate as the shooter in a botched murder attempt on rapper Chief Keef's life.
The shooting occurred on the morning of June 1, 2018, outside a hotel in Times Square, NYC. Keef was shot at multiple times but he wasn't wounded. One bullet hit a hotel signage.
TMZ reported Wednesday that 3 members of the notorious Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang were indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with the Chief Keef shooting.
Teskashi reportedly identified one of his gang associates for his role in the shooting.
TMZ named the shooter as Kintea McKenzie, also known as "Kooda B". The gossip site claims Tekashi paid McKenzie $10,000 for the hit on Keef. McKenzie is still on the run from authorities.
Rapper Meek Mill, who is no stranger to prison walls himself, lashed out at Tekashi and other SoundCloud rappers who snitch on their criminal-minded associates.
"That's a shame .. when I came home everybody was like [Tekashi] got some real dudes backing him "I was like how" y'all better stop running behind rappers acting like y'all ready to throw y'all lives away over some stupid shit .. I seen this coming a while ago," Meek tweeted on Wednesday, in response to a XXL magazine report that Tekashi will testify against one of his associates.
That’s a shame ????? when I came home everybody was like he got some real dudes backing him " I was like how" y'all better stop running behind rappers acting like y'all ready to throw y’all lives away over some stupid shit .. I seen this coming a while ago ? https://t.co/b5itD2pt8V
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 30, 2019
Tekashi professed to be a Tre Way gang member in his rap songs, but he denied being a gang member in court.
He had good reason to snitch after spending nearly three months behind bars. The 22-year-old rapper needed to cooperate with the feds if he had any hope of getting a light prison sentence. Tekashi faces life behind bars if convicted on multiple charges of racketeering and assault.
A judge removed Tekashi's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, from the case after it was determined that Lazzaro represented other known associates of the rapper, including his manager.
In December, Lazzaro told Rolling Stone that "under no circumstances" would Tekashi snitch on his associates.
Lazzaro said he filed a bail application with the court to get Tekashi released on $1.5 million bond. Tekashi would have been released on house arrest if the judge approved the application. But Lazzaro is now off the case.
Tekashi's new lead attorney, Dawn Florio explained that the removal of Lazzaro from the case has led to the postponement of Tekashi's bail application. The rapper will likely remain in a Queens, NY federal lockup until his trial in September 2019.
Tekashi69 is best known for his grimy street-rap anthem "GUMMO" and "Fefe", a duet with rapper Nicki Minaj.
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