6ix9ine arrested, could serve life behind bars

More life-altering drama out of Tekashi’s corner.

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s dramatic life continues to unfold with reports that the rapper has been arrested and could potentially serve life in prison.

According to a press release issued by the US Department of Justice, 6ix9ine faces six charges. These include discharging a firearm while committing a crime, racketeering and armed robbery. Officials believe that the rapper is at the center of an armed robbery on April 3, which he pulled off with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, a gang operating out of New York City.

The charges are a result of a five-year investigation, and it means 6ix9ine—real name Daniel Hernandez—is facing a sentence of 32 years to life, reports Rolling Stone. “[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods,” assistant US attorney Michael Longyear is reported to have said at the arraignment. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”

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This may explain why 6ix9ine fired his crew and manager—who is also facing the same charges—and canceled his North American tour. But whether his forthcoming album Dummy Boy, which portentously features Bobby Shmurda, will ever see the light of day is another question altogether.

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