Rapper Tekashi (6ix9ine’s) Hipop rise has been plagued with legal issues, starting with his guilty plea in a sexual misconduct case involving a minor. Most recently, he was arrested on federal charges of armed robbery, racketeering, and drug trafficking for which he faces up to life in prison.
The incident has already had a direct impact on 6ix9ine’s career, as his new album, DUMMY BOY, was initially pushed back before an online leak prompted the rapper to release the project in full.
An analysis by Genuis Magazine shows “There are other guys that may not even be music related—they may be guys that are just Tr3yway that have committed crimes, attempt murders… [and sell] narcotics. But because he’s under the guise of this organization, he becomes a component of it, because they all running around saying the same thing. So even though he may not necessarily [have] acted in a capacity himself, he’s still considered part of the conspiracy of the organization. So he’s held liable.”
“I’m not saying he knew exactly what was going on, but he had to know. He was Icarus. He was getting closer and closer to that fire, and he was about to get burned,” he says. “There’s two things, three things that’s going to happen. You can either chill, you’re going to end up in jail, or you’re going to end up dead.”