Rainbow-haired rapper Tekashi6ix9ine will keep locked up for the foreseeable future after a choose in Manhattan denied him bail, probably leaving each followers and critics of a preferred subgenre of hip hop with out one other determine — after the demise of XXXTentatcion — on whom to focus their fascination or outrage.
The 22-year-old Tekashi was arrested Wednesday at JFK Airport on a misdemeanor assault warrant out of Texas that accuses him of choking a teenage fan at a Houston mall. On Thursday, the often gleefully transgressive Tekashi appeared quite sedate and even “terrified” as he stood in a Manhattan courtroom, his palms sure behind his again in handcuffs, Web page Six reported.
At one level, Tekashi, who all the time appears up for a feud, politely pleaded for mercy, Web page Six reported. He advised the choose that he had discovered his lesson whereas sitting behind bars for a day.
“I’ve been very remorseful for my lack of duty,” stated Tekashi, who has a “69” and different tattoos emblazoned throughout his face. “Within the brief time I’ve been incarcerated, I’ve discovered my lesson to be extra respectful.”
He additionally admitted he didn’t take the misdemeanor warrant that critically, whereas saying he was liable for supporting his non-working mom and his 2-year-old daughter, the Blast added.
However Justice Ann Scherzer wasn’t sympathetic and deemed Tekashi a flight danger — a not shocking conclusion ruling provided that the rapper had jetted off the Europe and was returning at JFK Airport when he was picked up. The “Gotti” and “Gummo” singer had been performing within the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the UK as a part of his World Domination Tour.
Tekashi had been needed since Could by Houston police for the incident in January when he allegedly grabbed the neck of a 16-year-old who had taken out his cellphone to document him on video, in keeping with studies.
However the Brooklyn-born rapper is also below investigation in reference to the June 2 taking pictures of Chicago rapper Chief Keef on the W Lodge in New York Metropolis, and has an open case from Brooklyn from Could for allegedly assaulting an officer throughout a visitors cease.
Along with these circumstances, Tekashi faces jail time over one other authorized difficulty. Again in 2015, he pleaded pleaded responsible to “the usage of a baby in a sexual efficiency,” stemming from when he carried out in a video with a 13-year-old woman — although he has all the time claimed he by no means touched her and didn’t know she was underage on the time.
As a part of the phrases of his probation for the video, Tekashi was required to get his GED and present it to the courtroom, The Blast reported. Forward of a pending courtroom listening to in April, Tekashi teased followers by suggesting he had already been locked up for violating the phrases of his probation. In actuality, his courtroom listening to on the matter had been postponed — and Tekashi jetted off to Europe.
The choose determined Thursday to maintain Tekashi in custody at Rikers Island till Houston authorities can come fetch him, someday round July 20.
The ruling prompted his mom, who was current on the listening to, to interrupt down in tears, The Blast stated. Born Daniel Hernandez in Brooklyn, Tekashi has advised interviewers how he dropped out of faculty in eighth grade to assist assist his mom after his father was murdered.
Again in March, New York Instances pop music critic Jon Caramanica described Tekashi as one of the widespread and controversial new artists driving excessive on the explosion of “SoundCloud rap,” which Caramanica stated injects “punk vitality and brusqueness” right into a style that has threatened to turn out to be complacent.
One other rising star, Caramanica stated, was XXXTentacion.
Twenty-year-old XXXTentacion, who created such Billboard hits as “Take a look at Me” and “Unhappy,” had just lately signed a $10 million deal to supply a brand new album. However on June 18, he was shot and killed exterior a Florida bike dealership. The information of his demise despatched shockwaves via the hip hop world.
Caramanica stated the celebrities of SoundCloud rap, so named due to their most well-liked streaming service, have turn out to be identified for his or her “rebellious music, volcanic vitality and occasional acts of malevolence.”
In XXXTentacion’s case, the “acts of malevolence” included incarceration for gun possession and theft and assault and a 2016 arrest on suspicion of aggravated battery on his ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant on the time.
However earlier than his demise, XXXTentacion, who was born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, appeared to be making an attempt to place his darkish previous behind him. He additionally reached out to fellow younger rapper Tekashi to think about doing the identical.
XXXTentacion posted a seven-minute video through which he implored Tekashi and Trippie Redd, with whom Tekashi had been feuding, to cease their bickering and as a substitute concentrate on being the very best artists — and males — they are often.
“Each of them can have longevity of their careers, if they only perceive methods to cope with the state of affairs and methods to be males,” XXXTentacion stated. “My factor is to you guys, go away this dialog alone, be the very best artists that you just guys might be, do one thing for the group.”