Daniel Hernandez born May 8, , known professionally as Tekashi 6ix9ine or just 6ix9ine pronounced "six nine" , is an American rapper, songwriter, and convicted felon. His music has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping, while his controversial public persona is characterized by his distinctive rainbow-colored hair, extensive tattoos, public feuds with fellow celebrities, and legal issues. He subsequently released the mixtape Day69 , which was supported by the singles " Kooda ", " Keke ", and " Gotti ", all of which charted on the Billboard Hot In , 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and received a four-year probation period and a 1,hour community service order. In , he was arrested on racketeering , weapons, and drugs charges. He pled guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery in February , and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying for the prosecution. In April , he was granted early release during the COVID pandemic following fears over his vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition. He was put on house arrest for the remainder of his term.
Rapper 6ix9ine arrested on robbery, racketeering and firearms charges
One day in the summer of , Daniel Hernandez, better known as the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine , appeared outside a Brooklyn row house to shoot the video that would make him a star, and eventually ruin his life. Hernandez, clad in a green tracksuit, thrashed his rainbow hair and bared his multicolored teeth. Then the dye job; then the tattoos; then the full Tekashi.
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The Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member. The plea was entered last week by the year-old rapper , whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez. Information about it was unsealed Friday in Manhattan federal court. Known almost as much for his tattooed, rainbow-haired look as for his music, 6ix9ine was a social media phenomenon before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop. He has But he also seemed intent on ruining his prospects for runaway, entertainment world success.
The rapper and Instagram star Tekashi69 was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday by a federal judge who gave him credit for pleading guilty and helping prosecutors send several of his former gang associates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods to prison. The performer, who is also known as 6ix9ine and whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, has already spent nearly 13 months in a federal jail and that time will count toward his sentence. But the judge, Paul A. Engelmayer, said the conduct Mr. Hernandez admitted to was too serious to justify his immediate release from custody, which his lawyer had sought. Hernandez, 23, had admitted to being a part of. Plenty of recording artists use gang and organized crime motifs in their music, the judge acknowledged, but few actually participate. Hernandez — his signature rainbow-hair-dye long grown out — seemed attentive and engaged across the nearly three-hour hearing. He nodded as the judge spoke, and he offered an emotional apology to a woman who spoke about being shot during one of his crimes.