12:34 PM PT — Tekashi just detailed a couple shootings … including one that took place at Barclays Center. The rapper says in April 2018 he was harassed by two men at a restaurant in NYC … Shotti stepped in, pistol-whipped the men when they got into their vehicle and then fired shots — missing — at the vehicle after the men left.
As for the Barclays Center shooting … Tekashi says he and his crew arrived to walk boxer Adrien Broner into the ring. While in a tunnel under the arena, they came face-to-face with members of rapper Casanova’s crew. A brawl ensued and Tekashi claims Shotti then instructed a Nine Trey gang member to open fire at the rival crew … he did, but no one was hit.
About a month later Fuguan Lovick was arrested and booked on first-degree reckless endangerment.
11:06 AM PT — Tekashi’s now getting into the nitty-gritty of how his relationship with the Nine Treys soured. He says it all started in March 2018 when he’d booked a gig in Austin, TX — but didn’t “check in” with the people at Rap-A-Lot Records.
That started a beef because Houston, and TX in general, is Rap-A-Lot’s home turf. Tekashi said, under oath, Rap-A-Lot heavies refused to let him enter his gig and, as a result, he couldn’t perform and lost somewhere between $10k to $15k.
He says that lost revenue caused tension between his manager, Shotti, and his bodyguard, “Harv.” He says Harv called Shotti a “pussy” because he didn’t stand up to Rap-A-Lot. 6ix9ine said he ended up firing Harv shortly after that.
As it turns out, Rap-A-Lot Records honcho J. Prince was in NYC the next month … and Tekashi testified that he and the Nine Treys decided to get revenge.
He says Shotti and other gang members pulled an armed robbery on the Rap-A-Lot reps in the lobby of a building while Tekashi sat outside in a parked car.
Tekashi shot video of the robbery, which prosecutors played in court … along with surveillance video of the incident.
Tekashi said that, as they fled the scene in a car, Shotti got nervous, and kicked 6ix9ine out of the car … leaving him to take the subway back to Brooklyn while packing a handgun in his hoodie.
Tekashi69‘s ratting out his former fellow gang members in the Nine Trey Bloods, testifying they delivered a beatdown on Trippie Redd … an alleged rival gang member.
The rapper’s on the stand, nervously, for his second day of testimony and opened up about his beef with Trippie … who he says was with another set of Bloods, along with Casanova. Tekashi testified he and Trippie were on the same label and did a track together, but there was a lot of jealousy that led to online disputes … and then physical violence.
6ix9ine says he told his former manager, Shotti, he wanted something done to Trippie … Shotti said he’d get the gang on it, and they orchestrated an attack on the rapper at his hotel. Tekashi says he stayed inside the vehicle while the attack went down.
Tekashi testified defendant Anthony “Harv” Ellison punched Trippie in the mouth, and from that point on, he used Harv as his bodyguard.
He also dished more details about the money and leadership structure of Nine Trey — saying he would make money for shows and appearances, and the gang would give him the front end of it — at least half — and take the rest. For example, he says if he would make $250k … they would give him $185k and take the rest.
6ix9ine ID’d members of the gang again, including Shotti, “Harv” and the other defendant Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. He also testified “Mel Murda,“ Billy Ado, and Seqo were Nine Trey members.
There’s a lot more, including Tekashi talking about the shooting of another gang member named Snow, and a brawl that went down at a tribute party for A$AP Rocky‘s manager where he claims Ado stabbed a security guard.
He also describes what led to his infamous fight at LAX — and under questioning had to, somewhat hysterically, admit he whiffed with every punch he threw. We already knew that, though, from the video we shot.
Originally Published — 8:45 AM PT