RAPPER Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly rejected the offer of witness protection despite snitching on his gang pals – because he loves his fame.
The shock news comes after it was revealed the tattooed bad boy grassed on his old Bloods crew just a day after he was arrested by cops.
Tekashi, 23, real name Daniel Hernandez, took to the witness stand at the trial of two ‘members’ of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
He cut a more demure figure than usual trading his usual loud outfits for a dark blue prison jumpsuit as he ratted out two of his former pals.
Tekashi testified about the various acts of violence he says he witnessed while running with the gang, including shootings, assaults and drug trafficking.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, he listed off the people he ran with in Nine Trey, name-checking Jim Jones and even Cardi B in the process.
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ singer later took to Twitter to clarify she is a member of the Brim Bloods – but is not associated with Nine Trey.
However, despite his betrayals Tekashi has reportedly refused the offer of witness protection – a move some are calling a “death wish.”
He named Cardi B as a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods – but she said this is not the case[/caption]
TMZ reports he has chosen fame over his own safety as he believes he can pick up where he left off when he is eventually freed from jail.
It’s been reported his safety plan will be round-the-clock security combined with a “hide-in-plain-sight approach.”
He had pleaded guilty in the case in February and made a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to testify against Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack in exchange for dodging a 47-year prison sentence.
He later identified Ellison and Mack as Nine Trey gang members.
Ellison is charged with kidnapping and robbing Tekashi in July 2018 and of assaulting a different Nine Trey member last autumn.
Mack is charged with dealing heroin and MDMA.
The rapper has reportedly turned his back on witness protection to stay famous[/caption]
The jury was shown clips from three of Tekashi’s music videos, showing him rap about drugs, sex and violence.
Prosecutors say proceeds from his songs helped fund the gang’s operations.
Tekashi testified that he never underwent a gang initiation or personally shot anyone and claimed the gang kept him around because of his lucrative career.
It’s unclear how much weight Tekashi’s testimony will have, given his long rap sheet.
He is currently being housed in a federal facility for his own safety and entered the courthouse through a secure tunnel, flanked by US Marshals.
Hernandez was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by a Mexican mother and a Puerto Rican father.
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His debut mixtape ‘Day69’ was released on February 23, 2018, and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and No20 in the UK.
He’s had several run-ins with law enforcement and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn Criminal Court in connection with a May traffic stop.
He also pleaded guilty to “the use of a child in a sexual performance” after posting a video in 2015.
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