TMZ reports that the rapper's US tour was canceled just before he and three other former members of his team were arrested on federal charges. Two of the charges against Tekashi have a maximum sentence of life in prison.
According to TMZ, Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, is now in federal custody along with his former manager Shottie.
Tekashi 6ix9ine may be taken off the scene as quickly as he blew it up.
Tekashi was indicted on six counts: conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a risky weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested AGAIN On Racketeering Charges After Federal Investigation!
One of the men arrested was reportedly Shottie, 6ix9ine's recently-fired former manager, while another was Faheem Walter, a 6ix9ine bodyguard who was allegedly shot in the abdomen during a recent altercation between 6ix9ine's camp and a record-label exec. Federal authorities said Hernandez is in custody and awaiting a Manhattan court appearance. The indictment accuses gang members of murder, robbery, assault, the sale of drugs, and more.
On April 3, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler, and Walter robbed gang rivals at gunpoint, according to the indictment charges.
They ended up shooting an innocent bystander instead, near Fulton Street and Utica Avenue. A spokesperson for the USA attorney's office confirmed the arrest to Fox 5's Lisa Evers.
In October Hernandez was sentenced to four years probation, including 1000 hours community service, after pleading guilty to a charge of use of a child in a sexual performance in October 2015. The "FEFE" rapper was already on thin ice after a judge in NY sentenced him to probation for his ongoing child sexual assault case.