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Why Tekashi69 Is in Jail

On the night of November 18, 2018 rapper ‘Tekashi’ was arrested and now faces life in prison, along with his multiple altercations with the federal law.

This all happened one month after his probation was announced. Daniel Hernandez got this probation for sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. His probation rules include a 1,000 hours community service, four years on this probation, and having to register as a sex offender. He was thankful for having probation as an option and even thanked the judge, “I have millions of youth that look at me as a role model and the last place I want to be is incarcerated, they don’t deserve it, thank you.” He stated. He then later violated some agreements of his probation. Multiple members of his gang were also arrested because of a number of linked shootings. The law has conspiracy to Hernandez's Murders and Racketeering, which led to his arrest. Multiple personnel of Hernandez’s Blood Gang has also been arrested for distributing multiple drugs such as heroin and weed. 

What is racketeering?

Experts believe that because of his racketeering, it will, and did bring him a long serve time. Racketeering is the act of using illegal criminal actions in order to rapidly take away money from other people. Racketeering is most commonly associated with corrupt business deals. The type of racketeering that Daniel Hernandez was charged for was under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, or also known as the RICO act. If someone or a group has done two offenses of RICO under 10 years then they may be charged with RICO. Another rule is that federal law must overlook this for some time and not automatically charge them for RICO. The illegal service that Tekashi committed was to maintain or improve his position in his gang.

Tekashi's Arrest

Some of Hernandez’s gang has turned on him and reportedly stated that they will “super violate him” meaning that they will most likely get their revenge and even possibly kill him. Tekashi will be sent to a highly populated prison, known to be dangerous, and also escape proof. The prison took drastic measures and even fired people who have a hatred against Tekashi. Even though this was the plan for him the law has decided to transfer him to another prison that will be more protective and more secure. This all happened on the night of November 22, 2018.

Lance Lazzaro (Tekashi’s lawyer) told TMZ that Tekashi will be fine because he is innocent and mostly worried about his family. Tekashi doesn’t know if there are any threats currently towards his family or not.

What does his arrest mean to his rapping career? Days before his arrest on Instagram he has revealed his new album Dummy Boy which involves previous partners such as Nicki Minaj, and some new partners such as Kanye West. On November 21, 2018 Tekashi posted on his Instagram a picture stating that he will postpone Dummy Boy until further notice.


On November 21, 2018 Lazzaro released a statement that has been asserting Tekashi’s innocence. He stated, “An entertainer who portrays a “gangster image” to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.” Although he was denied bail, they had transferred from Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center to a federal facility. His new prison is one with inmates who are not neutral to him. His transfer was made for “security reasons” with inmates and with guards. 


Even though Nicki Minaj is not a part of his family she stated, “Danny, I love you and am praying for you, your mother, your daughter, and her mom during this time.” Tekashi and Nicki Minaj have been rumored to be together after their collaboration with the song “FEFE” and even said that Minaj is “relationship goals.” Tekashi has been in a lot of short term relationship but never had a very serious long term relationship. Tekashi has a three-year-old daughter who is shared between him and a former girlfriend.

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