In November 2018, It was reported that controversial New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine attended a peace conference in a Brooklyn church and gave his heart to Jesus Christ. During the conference, sergeants and police officers from different Brooklyn districts were invited on stage and one by one they all encouraged Tekashi to pursue peace and speak out against gun violence.
Known for his vulgar lyrics and his incessant bullying ways, the 22-year-old rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, has made a name for himself in the mainstream music industry. From the hood in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Tekashi was forced to grow up quickly after his father was brutally murdered. He initially began drug slinging with his older brother and then ventured into music.
Tekashi69 has recently been facing legal troubles. In transcripts released, Tekashi69 admits to having ‘met and joined the Nine Trey Blood Gang’ in Autumn 2017, during the same time period he was filming for the video for Gummo.
22-year-old Tekashi69 also confessed to being involved with three different violent crimes in 2018. These crimes included an attempted murder on March 20, a robbery on April 3, as well as a shooting on June 2. Although the plea does not give any specific identifying details, this shooting lines up with the time frame of the attempted shooting of rapper Keith ‘Chief Keef’ Cozart.
According to Complex, 6ix9ine originally denied being involved in the incident. However, he has now confirmed he hired Kintea ‘Kooda B’ McKenzie to carry out the job.
Both McKenzie and 6ix9ine are reportedly now facing maximum sentences of life imprisonment. No person was injured during the shooting.
As reported by Complex, who have obtained the documents in question, 6ix9ine admitted in the plea that he ‘paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him [Cozart]’.