U.S. Marshals brought Tekashi to court today for his second day of testimony against two men who are being tried in a RICO case against members of the Nine Trey Gangstas.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has testified against Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, who are alleged members of the New York street gang.
The “Gummo” hitmaker admitted that he joined the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang and helped try to kill a rival gang member.
Today, 6ix9ine revealed the gang’s internal structure.
“There was a godfather… twins… Five star general…Mel Murda was the godfather. Right under was Shotti… Seqo Billy was a five star,” Tekashi 6ix9ine testified.
He also testified he had to provide big kickbacks to the gang members in the prison lineup of the Nine Trey Gangstas.
“Say I would get $250,000, they would give me like $185,000 and take the rest. I was going shows, appearances, endorsements,” Tekashi 6ix9ine testified.
6ix9ine said he never questioned what Shotti was doing with the money, which was being used to fund the gang’s operations.
At first I didn’t ask any questions. Shotti was like, feed the wolves, feed the homies, support them.
He also admitted to being involved in a huge brawl that erupted at a tribute concert for A$AP Yams in January of 2018, after initially denying any involvement.
“No one knew that Shotti was part of my entourage, so Security jumped him. We went to protect him, a huge brawl, people gettin stabbed, hit with big sticks,” Tekashi 6ix9ine testified.
The rapper even fingered the gang member Billy Ado, who he said stabbed a security guard during the melee.
Yesterday, the musician spent almost two hours on the stand and testified that he became a member of the gang in November 2017, and participated in violent crimes including shootings, assaults and drug trafficking.
The rapper also identified the two defendants as gang members, as well as others in the gang who featured in his Gummo video.
He also gave evidence interpreting social media posts and direct messages related to alleged gang activity.
Tekashi testified he began cooperating with federal prosecutors shortly after his arrest in November 2018.
He was looking at a minimum of 47 years in prison on gang-related racketeering charges before cutting the deal.
The 23-year-old claimed he never had a formal initiation into the gang, that he never personally shot anyone and his role was to keep making hits so he could bankroll the gang’s activities.
Federal prosecutors fear for the musician’s safety, so he’s being held behind bars in a facility filled with other cooperators.