NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.
6ix9ine – his rainbow-colored hair gone but trademark “69” tattoo on his forehead visible to anyone in the courtroom – explained that his role in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods was to “just keep making hits and be the financial support for the gang … so they could buy guns and stuff like that.”
Asked what he got in return, the 23-year-old rapper responded: “My career. I got the street credibility. The videos, the music, the protection – all of the above.”