Looks like Santa has granted us an early Christmas present: 6ix9ine is very likely going to be behind bars for a long time.
The rainbow-haired, gap-toothed, face-tatted, killer clown-looking-ass "rapper" from New York occasionally known as Tekashi 69 has had quite a busy week. On Sunday night the rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested on federal charges based on his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang.
The charges against Hernandez and other members of the gang include assault, murder, the sale of drugs, and racketeering. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He's currently sitting in general population at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center.
All of this is a very roundabout way of saying that Tekashi's show at Celebrity Theatre, scheduled for this Friday, November 23, has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
This show, by the way, was not a fake.
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Outside of Kanye West, Drake, and perhaps XXXtentacion, no other rapper has taken up more headlines than 6ix9ine over the last year. He more than any other rapper exemplifies the "SoundCloud rapper" stereotype thanks to his wild appearance, attention-grabbing behavior, and difficulties with the law. He rose to fame last year thanks to the success of his shouty, aggressive single "Gummo," and despite, or perhaps because of, a guilty plea in 2013 to use of a minor in a sexual performance.
Much like the abuse charges levied against XXXtentacion, the charge against Hernandez served as a stigma. He became the most hated man in rap, considered an annoyance at best and a pedophile at worst, earning the ire of everyone from Chief Keef to Bhad Bhabie.
Nevertheless, he continued to find friends in high places – Nicki Minaj featured on his song "FEFE," while he has collaborations with Kanye in the works – while continuing to fall into trouble with the law. In addition to the Nine Trey case, he was also given four years of probation last month for the 2013 charge, and he also has an assault case pending in Texas after allegedly choking a 16-year-old in Houston.
The legal storm surrounding 6ix9ine is indeed dizzying, but at least now maybe we can forget about this whack-ass freak and get on to the real work: freeing Bobby Schmurda.