Tekashi 6ix9ine has been through a lot of controversies and challenges in the past few years. After being released from prison earlier than expected, the 24-year-old rapper is roaring to jumpstart his music career and finally make a comeback.
His attempts at moving forward with his life might be halted by something he’s done in the past though. In fact, his previous mistakes might even cost him millions of his hard-earned dollars.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose birth name is Daniel Hernandez, is reportedly facing a $5.3 million lawsuit, according to Complex.
The case was filed against him and his business associates in relation to a Washington, DC show he canceled back in 2018. Promoters Anton Alexander and Benhur Tesfalidet lodged the suit in the same year.
They accused Hernandez of defamation, fraud, and breach of contract all in relation to the canceled show, which was supposed to be held at a venue called Echostage. Alexander and Tesfalidet withdrew their claims half a year after filing, but are now gearing up to file once again.
Going into more detail, the ‘GOOBA’ singer is accused of making disparaging statements against the promoters on social media. Hernandez apparently called out Alexander and Tesfalidet for being ‘corrupt’ and for not paying him the money he was owed.
The promoters insisted that they did give the rapper the full $60,000 fee upfront even before the night of his scheduled performance.
It’s speculated that Alexander and Tesfalidet are now planning to refile as the media company iHeartMedia is no longer among the defendants in the case. An unnamed source claims that the dup would file again around the end of June 2020.
Hernandez is no stranger to legal battles.
He’s been in conflict with the law since 2015 when he was accused of having inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl, who he featured in an explicit video. The scandal involved him and a man named Taquan Anderson.
Hernandez has also been arrested before for allegedly choking a 16-year-old girl while at a mall.
His most serious brush with the law so far is when he went to prison after being charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. The crimes were reportedly committed by Hernandez and his associates as they were part of a Bloods gang sect called the Nine Trey Gangsters.