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TZashi 6ix9ine, the controversial rainbow haired rapper who recently collaborated on a music video with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, is in federal custody after being arrested on Sunday night with three others on charges of extortion and guns. fire, reports TMZ.
The Brooklyn-born rapper, his recently fired manager and two other former associates were arrested in New York by ATF agents. The fall was the result of a joint investigation by ATF, the New York City Police Department and National Security, TMZ said.
Tekashi's arrest comes as he was ready to release his debut album, "Dummy Boy," this week, according to Vulture.
Prosecutors, in a recent note on a case unrelated to sex crimes, accused Tekashi of being part of a "criminal enterprise," specifically the 9 Trey Bloods gang, the Daily Beast reported.
The other suspects arrested on Sunday night include Shottie, a former manager of Tekashi, whose real name is Kifano Jordan, TMZ said.
According to Rolling Stone, Tekashi, 22, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, fired Shottie and others from his management team, complaining on Instagram that he was being booked for shows without his knowledge.
In the publication of the video, titled "LOOK AT ALL CRUME", Tekashi also told his 15 million Instagram followers that he had canceled his tour, including the dates of his performances in the US. UU
Another person arrested on Sunday night is Faheem Walter (also known as Crippy), who was shot a few weeks ago during an altercation with the director of the Tekashi record label, according to TMZ.
Tekashi has spent much of his short climb to the fame of music and social networks that deals with various legal problems and confrontations with the police. The singer "Gotti" was already in a precarious situation due to a case in 2015 in which he pleaded guilty to "the use of a child in a sexual performance".
The case involved Tekashi creating three sexually explicit videos of a 13-year-old girl who involved stroking her chest, beating her buttocks and watching two other men penetrate her orally and vaginally, the Daily Beast reported.
Tekashi was able to avoid jail time because he was considered "a juvenile delinquent," although he was 18 at the time of the incident, according to the Daily Beast. She also stated that she did not know that the girl was a minor when they filmed the video.
Last month, Tekashi received four additional years of probation for the case, along with 1,000 hours of community service, Rolling Stone said. He was also told not to get into trouble and avoid additional arrests, or to run the risk of going to jail.
Given the conditions of his probation, TMZ said Tekashi almost certainly faces jail now, at least for the 2015 sex crimes case.
But now there are federal charges, whose nature has not yet been disclosed, said Rolling Stone. Tekashi will be tried Monday in a Manhattan court.
Tekashi appeared in the news last week, firing bullets fired at a rented Beverly Hills mansion where he and West were filming a music video together.
The police described the incident as a shooting. Minaj, the collaborator of Tekashi's "FEFE", was also supposed to be at the mansion, but had not arrived at the time the shooting occurred. No one was injured in the attack, and work on the video was immediately suspended.
The last step of Tekashi behind bars, in July, was quite scary for him. He was arrested by New York police for an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor assault in Houston.
According to TMZ, Tekashi was staying in a special unit on Rikers Island, used for prisoners who are fighting contagious diseases or high-profile prisoners in need of special protection. He stated that while he was in the central reserve, the members of the notorious Trinitarios gang called him "b-" and promised to "cut him off," according to the New York Daily News.
Tekashi cowered in fear during the verbal attack, a source told the Daily News. The threats ostensibly gave Tekashi grounds for a temporary custody pardon, with a Manhattan judge allowing him to be released on $ 150,000 bail.
This story is developing.