On Wednesday, July 11, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested at JFK Airport in New York City. He was returning from a European tour and, according to TMZ, the NYPD was enforcing a Houston, Texas warrant. Allegedly, back in January, he choked 16-year-old Santiago Albarran at a mall. Reportedly, 6ix9ine, 22, snapped because the teenager was recording him. The rapper insisted the video be deleted, the teen refused and he allegedly began choking Albarran. However, fans have claimed Albarran was antagonizing 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine appeared in a Manhattan court on Thursday and the judge showed no mercy.
According to The Blast, the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, told the court that “back home he has a non-working mother and a two-year-old daughter, clearly trying to gain sympathy from the judge and get released from custody.” Nonetheless, the prosecutor claimed he was a flight risk. The judge denied bail and, reportedly, his “mother openly wept.”
He will stay locked up until Harris County, Texas officials come to New York City to extradite him to Texas. The charge is a misdemeanor assault warrant. No word on how long that will take.
The Bushwick rapper is also being investigated for involvement in the June 2 shooting of Chief Keef. Keef was not hit and no one was injured. 6ix9ine has denied he or his crew had any involvement in the shooting.
The rapper better be careful or he will be trapped in the system like Meek Mill who is still suffering for charges nearly ten years ago.