Tekashi 6ix9ine may enter witness protection after snitching on Bloods, Cardi B

Mug shot of Daniel Hernandez, aka Tekashi 6ix9ine, from July 2018. (Image source: New York Police Department)

Tekashi 6ix9ine could be forced to start a new life after snitching on his former counterparts and several rappers. Days after the embattled rapper took the stand and testified in federal court, prosecutors are urging Tekashi, aka Daniel Hernandez, to enter the witness protection program, according to The New York Times.

Jay Kramer, a former FBI official, told the publication that Tekashi would need to cut his hair, remove his tattoos and be relocated to a small town in an obscure location where he would likely not be recognized. The U.S. Marshals Service will not pay for the removal of tattoos that could reveal his true identity.

Last week, Tekashi revealed that he met most of the Nine Trey Bloods gang members at a video shoot for his song, “Gummo.” Tekashi wanted real gang members in the video and paid for three dozen red bandanas for them to wear during the shoot.

After the video shoot, Tekashi eventually became an official Nine Trey gang member and testified that he participated in shootings, assaults and drug trafficking. Prosecutors played the video, and Tekashi pointed out several gang members who were featured in the video.

He also created an uproar when he named rappers Cardi B, Jim Jones and Trippy Redd in his testimony. During cross-examination, Tekashi was asked if he attempted to use his gang affiliation to further his career, similar to Cardi B. Tekashi denied that he used gang members to further his career, but he also claimed that Cardi B was a member of the Bloods.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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