SoundCloud Rap has exploded over the past two years with rappers whose felony pasts have led to unsure futures. XXXTentacion was murdered in June whereas awaiting trial on prices that he brutally assaulted and threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend in 2016, allegations which solely heightened his notoriety on-line throughout his temporary profession. (He confessed to the abuse in a not too long ago surfaced secret recording.) Similarly, Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose rainbow hair fits his troll persona, has had his fame include an asterisk. On Friday, 6ix9ine narrowly averted jail time and having to register as a intercourse offender for pleading responsible to the usage of a baby in a sexual efficiency in 2015; as a substitute, he was sentenced to 4 years probation. But the way in which his scenario presently stands, that’s solely the highest of the pile of his controversies. To attempt to make sense of all of it, we’ve compiled a timeline of his quick rise and probably even sooner fall.
Pre-2017 Rise to Fame
Six9ine, born Daniel Hernandez in 1996, grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, and was raised by a Mexican mom and Puerto Rican father. His father was murdered in 2009 when Hernandez was 13 years outdated. According to his No Jumper interview, 6ix9ine was expelled from college within the eighth grade and didn’t additional his schooling. “I ended going to high school to assist my mother pay the hire,” he mentioned. Following his father’s demise, he labored a number of jobs and commenced promoting marijuana to assist help his mom and brother.
In 2014, 6ix9ine begins rapping on a whim. “I began rapping for enjoyable to be trustworthy with you. I didn’t actually wish to be a rapper or no matter,” he informed No Jumper. “I simply began making music as a result of everyone was like, ‘Yo you look mad cool.’” He develops an internet presence constructed off his eccentric trend decisions — together with carrying oversize shirts emboldened with the phrases “Pussy Nigga,” — his rainbow-colored hair and grill, many face tattoos together with a large “69” over his proper eyebrow (he estimates he has over 200 tattoos of the quantity) and a portrait of Jigsaw, and beginning beef with different SoundCloud rappers together with Trippie Redd by trolling them on social media. Photos of him additionally begin to change into a viral meme. During that point, he begins releasing scream-rap music below the Slovakia-based label FCK THEM, together with “Scumlife”, “Yokai,” and “Hellsing Station,” and that includes anime in his music movies. He establishes the 6ix9ine persona, describing it as a “life-style.”
“I arise for the youngsters who can’t arise for themselves, ” he’ll later inform Mass Appeal. “Kids that get bullied and take care of an entire bunch of cyberbullying and faculty bullying — youngsters in group houses, detention facilities, the place they don’t have dad and mom there searching for them. They really feel alone, like outcasts, or some sort of joke to society. I’m the hope for these youngsters.” His track, “Scumlife,” he defined, stands for Society Can’t Understand Me. (It can be a reference to the Flatbush gang; 6ix9ine has additionally mentioned he’s been affiliated with the Bloods set generally known as 9 Trey Bloods — his different nickname, TreyApproach, is each a reference to that set in addition to his supervisor of the identical identify.) He has refused to put on name-brand clothes like Supreme in order to seem relatable to youngsters who can’t afford these designers the way in which he couldn’t rising up. “I begin my very own traits. I’m making it cool to be a bum, to be poor,” he says. “Tekashi is his personal character … I construct my very own world and I need my world to appear like it’s on fucking fireplace.”
2015 Sexual-Misconduct Case
February 21: Amid his rising notoriety, 6ix9ine is accused of getting sexual contact with a minor. On February 21, he attends a gathering at a Harlem condo the place movies are filmed of a unadorned woman later revealed to have been 13 years outdated on the time. According to the main points of a felony grievance filed per week and a half after the incident, and later obtained and publicized by Jezebel in December 2017, 6ix9ine, who was 18 on the time, is seen in one of many movies “making a thrusting movement together with his pelvis” and “smacking her on her buttocks” whereas she “engages in oral sexual activity” with one other man, who was additionally later arrested. In a separate video, the woman is seen sitting bare on the laps of 6ix9ine and one other man; in a 3rd video; a person is seen pouring liquid on the woman’s breasts whereas she sits on 6ix9ine’s lap. The movies are uploaded to Instagram and 6ix9ine reuploads them to his personal account, later telling police he did so “for my picture.” 6ix9ine claims to have believed the woman was of authorized age on the time. “When she got here in she requested me how outdated I used to be and I informed her I used to be 18 and I assumed she was older. The means she was asking made me assume she was older,” he informed police.
March 5: 6ix9ine is arrested and charged with the usage of a baby in a sexual efficiency.
October 22: 6ix9ine pleads responsible to 1 felony rely of use of a kid in a sexual efficiency. According to Jezebel, the phrases of his plea deal state that within the time till his sentencing (initially meant for October 2017, however since constantly postponed till October 2018), he’s to finish one yr of probation, 300 hours of neighborhood service, two years of psychological well being therapy, to not share “sexually express or violent pictures that includes ladies/youngsters” to social media, and write an apology letter to the sufferer and her household — all of which seem to have since been accomplished. He can be required to acquire his GED and keep out of felony hassle for 2 years. District attorneys at the moment are arguing he has violated the latter two necessities.
July: A photograph of 6ix9ine on Instagram, displaying his tattoos and colourful hair, goes viral on , drawing consideration to his music.
October: 6ix9ine releases “Gummo,” his official debut single, which rises to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
November: 6ix9ine does a broadly circulated interview with DJ Akademiks during which he offers his model of the occasions of the 2015 case, talking publicly about it for the primary time. “I don’t know her precise age, I feel she was 14 or some shit like that,” he says. He claims to have been “17 years younger” on the time of the incident, regardless of appropriately stating to police that he was 18, and denies having any sexual contact with the sufferer. “’I’m not touching the woman, I’m not having sexual activity with the woman, I’m not doing nothing, she simply nude in some sort of means,” he says. “I didn’t rape no one, bro, the woman wasn’t even raped … I didn’t haven’t any sexual contact with the woman … however I used to be within the video.”
January 6: 6ix9ine is concerned in an alleged altercation with a 16-year-old boy on the Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas. According to the police report obtained by Pitchfork, the boy tries to take a video of 6ix9ine, prompting the rapper to seize him by the neck “inflicting small scratch marks and ache.” 6ix9ine and his bodyguards allegedly additional threaten the boy to erase the video, which he does “to not get harm once more.” In July, 6ix9ine is arrested in New York at JFK airport on an excellent warrant for the incident and is charged with misdemeanor assault. In October, the alleged sufferer, Santiago Albarran, seems in courtroom to reportedly ask that 6ix9ine not be prosecuted, even posing for a photograph with the rapper. The case is ongoing.
February 23: He releases his debut mixtape, Day 69.
April 19: A lady tells Babe that 6ix9ine knowingly engaged in a sexual relationship together with her when she was underage. Martha Gold, now 18, claims that they met in March 2017 when she was 17 and he was 20 and that she repeatedly knowledgeable him of her age. She says that they had sexual contact in Los Angeles, the place the authorized age of consent is 18. She doesn’t seem like urgent prices. “I’m not tryna put him in jail or something, however he has to study to remain in his lane,” she says.
April 25: 6ix9ine’s supervisor, Tr3yway, is reportedly investigated in reference to two shootings, one at Barclays Center on the day of the Adrien Broner battle, and the opposite hours prior on the streets of Brooklyn. His crew can be reportedly investigated for a capturing on a music video set in Brooklyn days prior. The incidents all reportedly contain rapper Casanova, with whom 6ix9ine had beef on the time. TMZ studies that 6ix9ine has been banned from acting at Barclays as a result of alleged incident.
May 20: 6ix9ine allegedly illegally parks in entrance of a hearth hydrant in Brooklyn whereas additionally allegedly driving with a suspended license. He is reportedly charged with two misdemeanors: working a car and not using a license and facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motorized vehicle.
May 21, the very subsequent day: The morning after his arrest for the parking incident, 6ix9ine reportedly will get into an altercation with a police officer on the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn. After being instructed to take off his unlocked handcuffs, 6ix9ine allegedly “grabs and squeezes” the officer’s hand in opposition to the cuffs and refuses to take off the cuffs or let go of the officer, allegedly inflicting the officer “swelling and redness to [his] fingers and, to undergo substantial ache, to concern additional bodily harm.” He is slapped with 4 extra misdemeanor prices as a result of incident: third-degree assault, third-degree tried assault, third-degree menacing, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Both instances are nonetheless ongoing.
June 18: 6ix9ine is reportedly investigated for a capturing in New York involving rapper Chief Keef. He denies any involvement, although the 2 have beefed on-line and he insinuated his involvement on Instagram.
July 22: He releases “Fefe” with Nicki Minaj, his largest and most industrial track thus far. It rises to No. three on the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj later defends working with 6ix9ine regardless of his misconduct, saying “The factor with me, after I know any person there’s nothing you’ll be able to inform me about them. That’s simply how it’s.”
Also on July 22: 6ix9ine is concerned in an assault the identical day his Nicki collaboration is launched. He is reportedly kidnapped, pistol-whipped, and robbed in Brooklyn. “As loopy because it sounds.. yesterday morning I had a sense that it was my day to die,” he later writes on Instagram. He additionally claims it was not a publicity stunt to advertise the one.
August eight: 6ix9ine begins beef with rapper YG over a line on YG’s track “Su Whoop” during which he calls out faux Bloods, alluding to 6ix9ine. 6ix9ine taunts YG on Instagram, saying his single “Fefe” with Nicki is outselling YG’s single with Nicki, “Big Bank.” He added, “You an entire bum out right here. Stop occurring radio stations tryin’ to advertise your album mentioning my identify. You a big-ass dummy.”
August 10: The Manhattan District Attorney’s workplace requests decide revoke 6ix9ine’s plea deal within the 2015 sexual misconduct case, arguing that he violated the phrases of the deal by entering into additional authorized hassle and didn’t full his GED in time. They ask that he be required to register as a sexual offender and that the rapper be sentenced to 1 to a few years of jail time. 6ix9ine’s legal professionals are arguing that any arrests that occurred after the unique deliberate October 20, 2017, sentencing date mustn’t rely in opposition to his plea deal as a result of it will’ve expired by then. Pitchfork studies that postponements to that listening to had been on account of 6ix9ine’s legal professionals requesting extra time for him to finish his GED, which they are saying he did in April 2018.
August 21: Nicki Minaj claims that MTV wouldn’t permit 6ix9ine to carry out together with her on the VMAs. “Tekashi, I wished to carry out with me on the VMAs. And someplace alongside the road he didn’t get authorised to carry out by the powers that be,” she says. “I don’t need anybody to assume for a second that I might not have requested him to return on my stage to carry out his wonderful hit ‘Fefe.’”
September 1: 6ix9ine performs at Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival on the principle stage to huge applause regardless of exhibiting up two hours late. It’s his first main U.S. competition efficiency, which he factors out throughout his set saying no different competition had invited him. Minaj brings him out to carry out together with her throughout her headlining set on the competition.
September 9: Kanye West hits the studio with 6ix9ine, fueling hypothesis that he’ll seem on Kanye’s album Yandhi.
September 14: YG releases the video for his track “Bulletproof,” which encompasses a 6ix9ine look-alike in jail. He flashes the phrase “pedophile” on the display, alluding to the misconduct case.
October 22: Pitchfork studies that 6ix9ine is due in courtroom for 3 separate incidents in the identical week — the 2015 sexual misconduct case, the Houston fan incident, and the altercation with the police officer in Brooklyn. He is anticipated to seem at a sentencing listening to within the misconduct case on October 26 the place he may face jail time; he doesn’t attend the October 25 pretrial listening to for the Houston case however is scheduled to be deposed on December 20; his October 23 for the cop case is adjourned and he’s scheduled to be again in courtroom on November 14. In the misconduct case, the D.A. additional argues for jail time citing 6ix9ine’s a number of arrests that violate the phrases of his plea deal, his gang affiliations, utilizing his social media presence to perpetuate violence by beginning feuds with different artists, in addition to the felony investigations involving the Chief Keef capturing and the capturing involving his supervisor. The DA writes: “[6ix9ine] has didn’t mature into the law-abiding grownup anticipated by the plea settlement which he signed on October 20, 2015.”
October 26: 6ix9ine avoids jail time for the 2015 sexual misconduct case involving a minor, sentenced as a substitute to 4 years probation. He’ll get credit score for one yr served. At his sentencing, 6ix9ine tells the decide, “Your honor, generally I really feel like I’m behind a closed door making an attempt to persuade the world I’m a very good man. I’m not Tekashi 6ix9ine. I’m not committing murders, I’m not on the market robbing folks, and I’m not on the market raping folks.”
October 26, later that day: According to TMZ, gunfire breaks out at a post-sentencing dinner in mid-town Manhattan following an argument between 6ix9ine’s entourage and a document govt’s bodyguard. “A 3rd get together” allegedly fires 4 pictures through the dispute, hitting one in all Hernandez’s bodyguards within the abdomen. He is subsequently taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening accidents..
October 28: 6ix9ine makes a shock look at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse NYC live performance on the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. He performs a full set and alludes to how his authorized troubles have affected his profession, telling the gang, “I by no means get invited to shit like this.”
October 29: The Associated Press studies that two males in 6ix9ine’s entourage are arrested for “gang assault” in reference to the afterparty capturing following his sentencing. One of the lads, Faheem Walter, was the bodyguard shot within the incident; the opposite is called as Zachary Bunce. According to the report, the 2 males had tried to enter the restaurant Philippe Chow on the Upper West Side and, when turned away, they returned and hit an armed safety guard with a chair. That guard then shot Walter. 6ix9ine was reportedly not current on the time of the incident.
November four: Tekashi is reportedly concerned in a verbal altercation with YG affiliate, rapper Slim 400, at ComplexCon in Los Angeles. According to studies and Slim himself, Slim and his crew barred Tekashi and his crew from getting into the venue.
November 5: Responding to the incident at ComplexCon in an interview with paparazzi, Tekashi mocks Slim for being lesser recognized and taunts YG for his affiliation with Slim. “If YG was actually your pal, you wouldn’t be within the hood proper now. But YG can’t even get himself out the hood,” he says.
November 7: One of Tekashi’s managers, Shottie (né Kifano Jordan) reportedly surrenders to police in reference to the capturing at Tekashi’s post-sentencing after-party the place one in all Tekashi’s bodyguards was shot. Shottie is charged with gang assault and felony possession of a weapon.
Tekashi is snapped out in Los Angeles with an entourage now together with at the least 5 bodyguards. That’s him overshadowed within the center.
Tekashi pronounces he’s dropping his debut album, titled Dummy Boy, on Black Friday, November 23. Its cowl encompasses a cartoon model of Tekashi peeing out a rainbow onto a checkered flooring. “Watch me outsell everyone suck my dick,” he writes.
November 9: TMZ studies that an alleged capturing occurred on the Beverly Hills mansion set of a Tekashi music video that includes Nicki Minaj and Kanye West for a brand new track off 6ix9ine’s forthcoming album. It is described as a drive-by capturing the place eight pictures had been fired, however nobody was hit. One bullet reportedly struck a bed room window. According to TMZ, each Tekashi and Kanye had been on the set, however Nicki had not but arrived; Kanye “instantly left” whereas manufacturing was halted and the crew was “shaken up.”
November 14: TMZ studies man was arrested for allegedly robbing and kidnapping Tekashi 6ix9ine again in July. Anthony Jamel Ellison, a former member of Tekashi’s administration group, was detained on November 6 on a federal warrant. He has been indicted on one rely of carrying a firearm to commit against the law, one rely of conspiracy to impede commerce by theft, and one rely of obstructing commerce by theft. Ellison pleaded not responsible on all prices and awaits trial in Manhattan federal jail. Tekashi claimed on the time of the incident that it was an “inside job”; it seems he could have been proper.
Tekashi additionally accepted a plea deal within the case involving his assault on a police officer in Brooklyn throughout an arrest again in May. Pitchfork studies that he pleaded responsible to “disorderly conduct” and obtained a sentence of conditional discharge that requires him to remain out of hassle and never talk about the case on social media. He reportedly faces 15 days in jail if he breaks these phrases. According to the Blast, the violation is not going to seem on his felony document.
November 15: Tekashi fires his total group, together with his supervisor Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, reserving agent, and publicist. He additionally cancels his American tour.
November 16: Tekashi seems on “The Breakfast Club” to elucidate why he fired his group saying he “can’t belief no one” and that the capturing on the set of music video with Nicki Minaj and Kanye West was the ultimate straw, insinuating he suspected it’d’ve been an inside job. He additionally says he solely fears two issues: “God and the FBI.”
November 18: Tekashi shares the observe record for this debut album, confirming his track that includes Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, “MAMA.” (Kanye can be featured on one other track, “FEEFA.”)
November 19: Tekashi is arrested on federal prices of racketeering and firearms