Tekashi 6ix9ine was brilliant at trolling when he was a free man. He consistently started beef with various rappers and was an expert at using social media to generate buzz — especially when he had a new song or project about to drop. Because of that, there have always been questions about the authenticity of his “kidnapping” which took place in July 2018.
The Brooklyn-rapper claimed that he was pistol whipped and forced into a car where he was robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, but the lawyer for his alleged kidnapper has another story.
Anthony “Harv” Ellison is the man accused of the crime, but attorney Deveraux Cannick says the entire incident was faked.
“No robbery or kidnapping or assault happened,” Cannick said at Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on Friday, according to Complex. “It didn’t happen. He had an event that made it look like a robbery or kidnapping. They’re saying the car [where the kidnapping allegedly occurred] was wired by the government. We believe that’s going to be very helpful to the defense.
“[Tekashi] was about to drop an album. He trolls every time he’s about to drop another album. Gotta get your buzz up. That’s how you make money.”
While Ellison will have to see what comes from the kidnapping case, he learned that he was charged with a new crime relating to a slashing in October 2018 which was “related to a leadership dispute among members of Nine Trey.” The victim was reportedly slashed across the face.
Tekashia 6ix9ine pled guilty to nine charges after being arrested for federal RICO and firearms charges, including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. He is due to be sentenced on January 24, 2020, and possibly faces a mandatory sentence of 47 years in prison. However, a plea deal shows that Tekashi could avoid jail time if he testifies against fellow gang members.