The Brief: The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been indicted on charges including racketeering and firearms charges.


On the evening of Sunday, November 18th, Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested in New York. He faces indictment for racketeering and firearm charges, along with five other individuals. These charges stem from his involvement in the gang known as the Nine Trey Bloods. 6ix9ine also faces charges for drug dealing, involvement in an armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit murder. If convicted, he could face between 32 years in prison to a life sentence. He has been denied bail.

Tekashi has a lengthy history of crime and legal retribution for it. He previously served time in jail for assault and drug offenses. In 2015, he pled guilty to using a child — a 13-year-old girl — in a sexual performance when he was 18.

6ix9ine’s forthcoming album, Dummy Boy was set to drop on November 23 but has since been postponed.