NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper and social media personality Tekashi 6ix9ine has pleaded guilty to a raft of charges related to his role in a violent drug trafficking organization.
According to the New York Times, Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, copped to being a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and claimed that he took part in criminal activity such as armed robberies.
He also revealed that he “paid a person to shoot at a rival” in the gang to frighten him in order to increase his own standing in the criminal enterprise.
In total, Hernandez pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and eight other charges which potentially carry a mandatory minimum of 47 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, the Times reported.
However, Hernandez is reportedly cooperating with prosecutors in the case, which could impact his sentence.
The plea is an abrupt turnaround for Hernandez, whose lawyers previously claimed his client was innocent and an entertainer who adopted a “gangster image” as a marketing tactic.
Hernandez remains in custody and it is unknown when he will face sentencing. His court transcripts have been sealed over “security concerns” due to his plea agreement.