|Given Name(s)|| Daniel Hernandez|
Tekashi / Tekashi69
|State Of Being||#treyway|
|Born||May 8, 1996|
6ix9ine (pronounced “six icks nine ine”) aka Tekashi / Tekashi69 (Daniel Hernandez) is an Americunt rapper born in Bushwick, Brooklyn to a Mexicoon mother and a Puerto Rican father. He rose to fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut single "Gummo".
— Gummo • 6ix9ine
Hernandez was expelled from school in 8th grade and did not return. In 2009, his father was murdered, which led to working various menial jobs and selling marijuana, so far so spic. He began putting out his shitty rap songs in 2014. Over the next three years he released multiple tracks drawing attention due to his aggressive rapping style and the use of anime as music video visuals. 6ixty9ine rose to internetz prominence on social media due to a July 2017 Instagram post that went viral on both Reddit and Twitter, where Hernandez's eccentric appearance (rainbow-dyed hair, a rainbow grill, and multiple versions of the number 69 tattooed on his body) turned him into a meme.
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In 2015, 6exy9ine pled guilty to one felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and was charged with three counts of the offense after a February 2015 incident where he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl and later distributed videos of the incident online. Three videos are described in the criminal complaint against Hernandez. In the first video:
The other videos show the child sitting on the lap of Hernandez while her breasts are groped by Anderson, and later sitting naked across the laps of Anderson and Hernandez. In a November 2017 interview, Hernandez claimed to have “no sexual contact” with the girl and denied knowing she was a minor. Hernandez also claimed to be seventeen at the time of the incident, although the birth date listed in the complaint against him and in his statement to the police shows he was eighteen at the time.
6ix9ine copped a plea deal and agreed to obtain his GED, refrain from posting sexually explicit or violent images of women or children to social media, and not commit another crime for two years, among other injunctions. If met, the plea deal would give him three years probation and he would not have to register as a sex offender; if not, he could face up to three years in prison. In a January 2018 court hearing, it was revealed that Hernandez had unsurprisingly failed his GED test, but had his sentencing adjourned until April 10, 2018. The court date was later postponed, reportedly because the court did not have a copy of Hernandez's GED. Prior to his sexual misconduct charges, Hernandez served jail time as a minor for assault and the sale of heroin.
- Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His Public Comments • Jezebel - 14 Dec 2017
- Court Documents Detail Child Sex Allegation Against Sudden Star Rapper 6ix9ine • Spin - 14 Dec 2017
- Tekashi 6ix9ine Denied Entry Into U.K. • HipHopDX - 21 Jun 2018
- Tekashi 6ix9ine's Mother Cries in Court as Judge Denies Bail • The Blast - 12 Jul 2018
- “Court was good.” - 6ix9ine • Twitter - 16 Jul 2018
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