Tekashi69 Pleads Not Guilty, Will Remain in Prison Awaiting September Trial | Wireler
The future’s not wanting too vivid for 22-year-old Daniel Hernandez, in any other case often called Tekashi69 (aka 6ix9ine, aka dude that appears like a felonious anime character).
The younger rapper was arrested on firearm and racketeering prices on November 19.
If convicted, Tekashi faces life in jail.
Hernandez pled not responsible in an arraignment yesterday, however regardless of shelling out for top-shelf authorized illustration, the Brooklyn native will not be coming residence for the vacations.
The man’s younger and wealthy and well-connected, so maybe it is no shock that the choose in his case considers him a flight danger and has determined to disclaim bail.
As a end result, Tekashi will seemingly stay in jail at the very least till the beginning of his trial in September.
Hernandez’s lawyer — the lawyerishly named Lance Lazzaro — says the rapper is being unfairly persecuted as a consequence of the truth that
“An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise,” Lazzaro mentioned.
“Mr. Hernandez became a victim of this enterprise and later took steps by firing employees and publicly denounced this enterprise through a morning show. Threats were then made against his life which resulted in this case being brought immediately.”
Prosecutors say that regardless of Lazarro’s claims, Hernandez didn’t denounce the gang he is allegedly been a member of since childhood and has in truth remained energetic in the “enterprise” regardless of his success in the music world.
Tekashi has been charged with orchestrating a theft on the Barclays Center earlier this yr.
He allegedly shot at a sufferer throughout the heist.
Discharging a weapon throughout a theft carries a minimal sentence of 25 years in New York State.
But even when Mr. 69 someway skates on these prices, he’ll nonetheless virtually actually find yourself doing arduous time.
Hernandez has but to be sentenced for an April incident in which he allegedly ordered a number of workers to rob a rival crew.
Prosecutors say the rapper didn’t take part in the theft, however as an alternative sat in a automobile outdoors and filmed the entire thing on his cellphone.
On high of all that, Tekashi continues to be going through prices in a reference to a sexually specific video involving a 13-year-old woman.
Hernandez shouldn’t be accused of getting intercourse with the woman, however court docket paperwork allege that in the footage, he “stands behind the child making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks” whereas she performs a intercourse act on one other man.
But hey, in a bit of fine information for the rapper, Tekashi’s long-awaited sophomore album was launched at this time after being leaked on-line over the weekend.
The undertaking is aptly titled Dummy Boy.