NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared in a New York courtroom Wednesday (Sept. 18) to testify as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged members of the street gang the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, according to The Associated Press.
During his testimony, 6ix9ine – also an admitted Nine Trey member – reportedly described for a Manhattan jury details from his life of crime, including being abducted at gunpoint by defendant Anthony “Harv” Ellison and another armed man who grabbed him outside of his car and forced him into a stolen vehicle one night last July, reports the AP. 6ix9ine also reportedly testified that Ellison and his cohort drove him around, stopping at various points to taunt and beat him. The men then reportedly took the rapper to his Brooklyn home, where they stole a bag full of jewelry before later releasing him.
Prosecutors reportedly said Ellison, a gang enforcer, was angry at the rapper for aligning himself with one of his rivals. He and a co-defendant, Aljermiah Mack, have pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges. An attorney for Ellison portrayed the alleged abduction as a publicity stunt, according to the AP.