"This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known 'Tekashi 6ix 9ine, ' are in a place where they can not inflict further violence on our communities".
Prosecutors said his arrest was the culmination of a five-year investigation of him and his former management team. News identified the two other men who were arrested as Jensel "Ish" Butler and Faheem "Crippy" Walter. The rapper and his associates were allegedly dealing heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana throughout New York City. Judge Henry Pitman cited the discovery of evidence from a gunpoint robbery and an automatic pistol found in his home as reason to deny bail. Investigators later the stolen items inside 6ix9ine's house.
Having trolled the world of rap music for the last few years and after appearing to believe he was untouchable, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested in NY on RICO charges which can carry very lengthy prison sentences.
It was alleged that Tekashi is a member of a sect of the infamous Bloods street gang which he can be heard also mentioning during his songs and interviews as well.
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6ix9ine rejected the protection at first, but after prosecutors learned that he was planning a visit to a casino, they feared "a random shooting" in public, and took him into custody.
The rapper has been among the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months.
He is also known for the multiplatinum hit "Fefe" with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and "Stoopid", featuring the incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.
At the time, many of us speculated that the arrest would probably lead to prison time for 6ix9ine, since he was already on probation after pleading guilty to using a minor in a sexual performance. This past January, Hernandez allegedly choked a 16-year-old at the Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas.