Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 23, has admitted to turning on the Bloods after he was arrested by the feds for his involvement in gang-related activity, Page Six reported. He also said rappers Cardi B. and Jim Jones were gang members in his spill-all testimony, The Root reported.
During testimony in a Manhattan court Tuesday, the Brooklyn-born rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) said he started talking the day after he was arrested Nov. 19, 2018.
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Tekashi is on trial for several crimes including drug trafficking, racketeering, etc. For three days, he has been on the stand cooperating with the feds by testifying against former allies Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
The rapper claims he used the Nine Treys to boost his street credibility to further his music career. “That’s what people like. It was a formula, a blueprint, I found that worked,” Tekashi said.
Cardi B. posted this meme featuring actress and TV host KeKe Palmer on Instagram in response to Tekashi’s allegations.
An audio recording of Jim Jones saying Tekashi was “never a gang member” was also played in court.
Tekashi faces a minimum of 47 years in prison. Before his arrest, Tekashi was known for talking big trash and acting gangster. Now, he seems to be turning on everybody – friend, foe and those he doesn’t even know – in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence.
Other hip-hop heavyweights – including Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill – have criticized Tekashi for being inauthentic and his testimony in the case.