Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges

American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing a minimum of 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges.

According to TMZ, the controversial rapper’s latest arrest relates to a five-year federal investigation.

Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is also facing charges including involvement in an armed robbery, drug dealing and conspiracy to commit murder.

The most serious charge involves him discharging a firearm while committing a crime – it carries a possible life sentence.

The rapper was arrested on Sunday night in New York. His ex-manager was also arrested.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing 32 years in prison

 

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges

The rapper was arrested on Sunday night
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He was later denied bail after a prosecutor told a court he was "quite violent". He will remain in custody until his trial.

It comes after he narrowly avoided prison time in his child sex case.

He was ordered to complete 1,000 hours of community service and avoid any additional arrests.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges

The controversial rapper’s latest arrest relates to a five-year federal investigation
(Image: Redferns)

The judge also said he must refrain from associating with any gang members and avoid all gang activity and also avoid posting or reposting online sexually explicit or violent images of women or children.

Last week, he shocked fans when he announced he had fired his entire team and cancelled his US tour just days before he was due to hit the road.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years in prison over racketeering and firearms charges

He appeared in court in July
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He said he no longer has a manager, booking agent or publicist.

"I fired everybody," he told his 15 million Instagram fans.

“I don’t got no manager, no booking agent, no PR, no publicist. I don’t got nobody on my team. It’s just me.”

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