Inside a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, Tekashi 6ix9ine pled not guilty to federal racketeering charges. His trial date has been set for September 4th of next year. A hearing has also been scheduled for January 22.
6ix9ine’s former manager Shotti told the courtroom, “We don’t fold, we don’t bend, we don’t break. Its Tr3yway.”
6ix9ine’s attorney is currently planning to apply for bail directly to the trial judge.
The rapper and five others were arrested earlier this month on federal racketeering and firearms charges. 6ix9ine’s lawyer has argued that his client is merely “an entertainment who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music.” In the lengthy indictment, incidents mention include an alleged armed robbery from April 3 involving 6ix9ine and Shotti, an April 21 incident involving New York rapper Casanova 2x as well as a July 16 incident where a woman was shot in the foot.
“This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known Tekashi 6ix9ine, are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities,’ Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez said last week when the arrest of 6ix9ine took place.