Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, continues to prove tea was made to be spilled as his epic testimonies against his former associates Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, continued for the third day.
At this point, I’m convinced that the rapper-turned-cooperating witness is petitioning to have snitching added as an official sport in the 2024 Olympics, because this dude is diming any and everybody out on his quest for freedom and an elusive gold medal.
On Thursday, according to Buzzfeed News, the tattletale turn-up continued as Hernandez outed Harlem rapper Jim Jones as a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods:
Tekashi, whose birth name is Daniel Hernandez, is on trial for racketeering, drug trafficking, and other crimes, and was asked by prosecutors who Jones was.
“He’s a retired rapper,” Hernandez said in a Manhattan federal courtroom.
“Is he a member of the Nine Trey Bloods gang?” prosecutors asked.
Hernandez replied, “Yes.”
Jones being gang-affiliated isn’t exactly breaking news, but to out that man in the middle of a federal racketeering case?
But that was just the tip of the iceberg, as the “FEFE” rapper also took the time to inexplicably point the finger at one of rap’s brightest stars: Bronx bombshell Cardi B.
While being grilled on his decision to join the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in order to further his career, prosecutors implied that the “I Like It” rapper did the same thing, according to transcripts collected by Complex:
“You knew Cardi B was a Blood, right?” defense attorney Alex Huot asked.
“Correct,” Hernandez said.
“You knew she made music videos with Blood members in the background of her, right?” Huot continued.
Cardi being gang-affiliated isn’t exactly breaking news either, but wanting no parts of a melted My Little Pony (thank fellow The Root staff writer Anne Branigin for that one, not me) fucking up her bag, Cardi’s label, Atlantic Records, was quick to shut that shit down.
“This is not true,” a rep told Billboard.
And never one to miss an opportunity to harness the power of social media to set someone straight, Cardi responded as well.
She also dropped this since-deleted tweet, clarifying her alleged gang-affiliation, per TMZ:
Hernandez’s next court appearance will likely occur during his sentencing, which isn’t expected until January 2020. But in the interim, the disgraced rapper wanted to make it perfectly clear why he’s dragging man, woman, and child down with him.
When asked if the motivation behind his testimony was to help the government or to increase the likelihood of receiving a lighter sentence, he kept it a buck:
“Little bit of both.”