Tekashi 6ix9ine arrested on firearms and racketeering charges

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested For Racketeering & Firearms

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the NY enfant-terrible rap star, has been arrested on charges of racketeering and firearms.

Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez) was arrested Sunday and is facing federal racketeering and firearms charges, law enforcement sources told The Daily Beast. It is believed Hernandez was arrested alongside his former manager, Kifano Jordan, plus two other associates including security guard Faheem Walter (aka Crippy). All four are expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon in a Manhattan federal court, and given the 22-year-old Hernandez's criminal history, prison time seems likely.

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An attorney who has previously represented Hernandez did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment today.

6ix9ine is not new to controversy in the hip-hop world. His album "Day69: Graduation Day" was among the top records on iTunes following its February release. According to AP, he has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent gang, 9 Trey Bloods.

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In a 2015 case in NY, 6ix9ine was sentenced to probation for his involvement in the video that was posted on social media.

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