Tekashi 6ix9ine's Life Was in Danger, Associates Reportedly Threatened To Shoot Him, Before Being Arrested on Racketeering Charges

Tekashi 6ix9ine's name can't seem to avoid headlines as of late. This time around, there's apparent proof that suggests the controversial rapper's life was at risk before he was arrested for being in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act.

On Wednesday, TMZ published a transcript that suggested members of the 22-year-old's former crew were plotting his murder. The transcript details a conversation about "feeding," which officials suspect means to shoot someone. Tekashi 6ix9ine is referred to by his legal name, Daniel Hernandez. Many members of Tekashi 6ix9ine's entourage, including Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones and his ex-manager Kifano "Shottie" Jordan, were wire-tapped following his appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show.

"[Hernandez] is trying to dry snitch at the same time, homie. But he keep saying, 'F*** Treyway, F*** that n****, Treyway. Ain't no n****, Treyway. F*** Treyway," Jones said. To this, Jordan said: "I'mma feed him though."

Due to the conversation's subject matter, Jones said he didn't "want to even talk on the phone right now." He then suggested they "meet up and talk" in person. Jones then agreed with an unnamed individual that Tekashi 6ix9ine needed to "get violated."

"Yeah, super violated. Super duper," Jones said. "Ain't no much he could really do unless he run around with 100 armed securities a day."

Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested on November 18. Jones, 6ix9ine's old bodyguard Faheem "Crippy" Walter, Jensel "Ish" Butler and Fuguan "Fu Banga" Lovick were arrested as well. The "Fefe" artist was accused of operating a New York-based racketeering ring, called Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, with Jones. Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods has also been referred to as TreyWay, which is something the rapper had mentioned on Twitter in September.

During his court appearance, Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded not guilty to racketeering and firearms, among other charges. If the New York-based rapper is found guilty, he could serve a minimum of 32 years in prison. His maximum punishment would be a life sentence.

Tekashi 6ix9ine has hired attorney Dawn Florio. His next court date is slated to take place in September 2019. Until then, he will be kept in custody. According to the New York Daily News, was reportedly pulled from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and placed in a different jail over security reasons.

As Tekashi69 has been in custody, he released his debut album Dummy Boy. The record features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez, Lil Baby and Kanye West. The album had previously suffered from several delays.

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