The federal racketeering case of disgraced Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, wrapped up its third day of questioning for him on Thursday (September 19), but the details of his testimonies are still lingering among the general public.
Hernandez’s courtroom commentary unplugged a swarm of criticism after in-court reporters stated that he testified information involving not only his Nine Trey Blood gang members, but fellow music industry names as well. Given his pre-trial reputation among the hip-hop circle as the rainbow-haired, Blood gang-repping, beef-riling social media troll with a laundry list of rap archemies,his newfound humility and lawful cooperation comes as a shock to many. For others, like Snoop Dogg, however, it dubbed him as no more than a snitch.
According to reports, Hernandez name-dropped a handful of rappers while on the stand, beginning with Trippie Redd. He reportedly admitted to a November 2017 attack on the Ohio-bred rap star, and named him as a Blood gang member belonging to another set. If you’ll recall, Hernandez and Trippie Redd’s rivalry goes way back to when the two were Strainge Entertainment label mates. Their public war of words after a falling out turned brutally physical when Trippie accused Hernandez and his crew of jumping him outside of his hotel. Hernandez detailed the attack in his testimony, claiming that the motive behind it was because Trippie belonged to another set.
Another name from Hernandez’s industry foes is Brooklyn rapper Casanova. The two had a short-lived beef that began in April 2018 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center before publicly burying their hatchet. Hernandez claimed that him and his crew ran into Cas’s posse in a tunnel beneath the arena and a fight broke out. He reportedly claimed that during the scuffle, his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan ordered gunfire.
Day three of Hernandez’s testimonies brought forth the names of Harlem emcee and Diplomats veteran Jim Jones and Bronx’s rap star pride, Cardi B. Reportedly referring to Jones as a “retired rapper,” Hernandez claimed he was also a member of the Nine Trey Bloods. Prosecutors also reportedly played back audio from a wiretapped phone call of a man stating, “Now he got to get violated.” Hernandez identified as the voice of Jones.
Though Cardi has never been secretive about her own gang affiliation, New York Daily News reports that Hernandez also named her as a Blood gang member. The Invasion of Privacy artist clarified in now-deleted tweets that she never claimed association with Nine Trey, but another set, Brims.
It goes without saying that the “FEFE” rapper’s loose lips is sinking ships and burning whatever bridges he had left all throughout the industry. Though Uncle Snoop never had a bridge built with Hernandez, he has a few messages for him amid his courtroom confessionals:
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