Tekashi 6ix9ine was denied bail during a court appearance on Monday, according to TMZ. The troubled rapper and four other men were indicted on federal racketeering and firearms charges.
The 22-year-old “Fefe” rapper, who was born Daniel Hernandez, limped into court with his feet and ankles bound in iron shackles.
He is charged with a total of 6 criminal counts including conspiring to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm during the commission of a felony, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Hernandez pleaded not guilty and was denied bond because he is considered a flight risk. The rapper was also denied bond during an initial hearing last Monday.
Hernandez and his co-conspirators were all arrested on Nov. 18 and 19.
Last week, Hernandez was moved to a federal prison for inmates who agree to cooperate with authorities after he received death threats.
Hernandez is accused of being a known member of street gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and ordering gang members to commit violent acts against rival gang members to protect their drug trafficking enterprise.
Prosecutors scoured Hernandez’s three phones and social media accounts looking for evidence to support the charges against him. The rapper deleted most of his Instagram posts prior to his arrest.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office also announced indictments against Hernandez’s former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, 36, and 3 other men.
The rapper was arrested following a joint sting operation conducted by the NY Police Department, Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Hernandez faces life in prison if convicted on all charges.
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