Rapper Tekashi69 will be taking the stand in court to testify against two of the Nine Trey gang members. Tekashi69 is supposed to tell jurors details of the Nine Trey shootings, drug deals, and robberies as a government witness. The trial is set to start on Monday with the jury selection and Tekashi is supposed to take the stand as early as Tuesday.
He will be testifying against accused gangsters Anthony “Harv” Ellison, 31 and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, 33. Ellison is accused of kidnapping Tekashi in July 2018 because the rappers links to the gang were slowly becoming distant. Mack has been charged with narcotics trafficking and racketeering. Both the accused have pleaded not guilty.
The Brooklyn rapper Tekashi69 was accused of racketeering and pleaded guilty to the charges which have a minimum of 47 years in prison verdict. He agreed to cooperate with the government and become a witness soon after his arrest in November last year.
Tekashi’s legal team shared that his decision to testify is not an act of betrayal and definitely not betraying the Nine Trey Bloods. They shared that Tekashi is not speaking against people whom he has known since his childhood days. “He barely knew them.”
According to records, Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez get with the Nine Trey Bloods gang members during the filming of a music video of his first hit GUNMO in 2017. This makes his music videos part of the evidence in the case. His album Dummy Boy that debuted Number 2 on the Billboard 200 ended up providing revenue to the gang and its racketeering operation.
Tekashi is currently in an undisclosed location and has been there since his arrest. He has pleaded guilty and will be serving time, but homes his cooperation will help him receive a lenient sentence.
The trail is one of the final steps in the case against over a dozen Nine Trey gang members who were indicted in November.