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Deliberations underway at NY Bloods gang trial where rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified

Posted at 2:57 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 14:57:27-04

NEW YORK — Deliberations are underway in the New York trial of two alleged members of the gang that up-and-coming rapper Tekashi 6ix9in joined to give himself street credibility.

Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez and also known as 6ix9ine, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi 69, at court.(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty and took the witness stand in federal court in Manhattan against two alleged fellow members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

The jury began weighing the racketeering case on Wednesday.

6ix9ine testified that he joined the gang to give him street credibility in exchange for a cut of his music industry earnings. He described being abducted and robbed at gunpoint after having a falling out with one of the defendants.

Defense lawyers have denied the allegations against their clients, Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison.