Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine ne Daniel Hernandez has pleaded guilty to nine criminal counts, according to dailybeast.com. Tekashi, who is now cooperating with prosecutors, pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and hiring a hit man to shoot Chicago rapper Chief Keef. The plea was made on January 23, 2019 but the documents weren’t unsealed until February 1st, enabling prosecutors to charge and arrest more of his gang member associates.
According to the Page Six, the 22-year-old Tekashi’s statement provided to a judge reads in part: “On or about June 2, 2018, in furtherance of Nine Trey, of the Nine Trey enterprise, I paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him. The shooting took place in Manhattan. I did this to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey. In furtherance of this shooting, I knew that a member of Nine Trey discharged a gun.”
Tekashi also stated, “On or about March 20, 2018, I helped members of Nine Trey attempt to kill a rival gang member.”
The embattled rapper was indicted in November 2018 and pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges including attempted murder, robbery, gun running and narcotics trafficking. In a statement issued by prosecutors at the time, he was described as a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
There is no news as of yet on the amount of time he will be sentenced to serve in connection with his plea.