Tekashi 6ix9ine—born Daniel Hernandez—was recently sued for $150million by a woman who claimed he was responsible for her getting shot in a 2018 incident.
According to legal papers obtained by TMZ, the woman—who filed the lawsuit as “Jane Doe”—was struck by a bullet on July 2018 while she was hanging out at an apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York. She claimed that 6ix9ine had also been present at the location to film a music video when several members of his then-gang, Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, arrived.
She alleged that 6ix9ine had ordered his crew to fire at a rival gang. That’s when a stray bullet struck her left foot. She also injured her knee and back when she fell to the ground. According to the documents, the woman required surgery and physical therapy. She also needed treatment from a psychologist.
In court last December, 6ix9ine apologized to the victim and offered to pay her medical bills. However, the woman is demanding an additional $150million in damages, saying the shooting “shattered her dreams [of] becoming a police officer.”
In response to the lawsuit, 6ix9ine’s lawyer Dawn Florio told TMZ that it was “suspicious that the plaintiff only sued Daniel Hernandez who was never identified as the shooter in her case.” Florio added, “The plaintiff did not sue the persons involved in her shooting. To be clear, Daniel did not shoot her.”
In December 2019, 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years behind bars for crimes carried out as part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. He had pled guilty to nine counts in his federal case, including charges of racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking. During the court hearing, Hernandez said that he was not a “victim” and that he “put [himself] into this position from day one.” The rapper also added that he wants to do better after prison.