DJ Akademiks, pictured, has shared an illicit clip of rival Tekashi 6ix9ine giving evidence in a Manhattan court room on Twitter
DJ Akademiks has shared an illicit clip of rival Tekashi 6ix9ine on the witness stand speaking about Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
In two posts made on Twitter yesterday Akademiks, real name Livingston Allen, shared a short video of Tekashi’s testimony and a still photo of him giving evidence.
It is not clear who made the recording as filming or photography is prohibited in the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, reports Page Six.
Tekashi – born Daniel Hernandez – has spent this week testifying against alleged gang members Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack.
The rapper accused Ellison of kidnapping him at gunpoint, beating him and robbing him in June 2018 after the pair had a falling out.
He detailed several other violent incidents involving Ellison and Mack, including a shooting in April 2018 with the gang of his rival, rapper Casanova.
Tekashi also explained how the gang orchestrated an attack on another rival rapper, Trippie Redd, at his request.
During the trial Tekashi listed Akademics as a rival, including him in a list of rappers he liked to ‘troll’.
Brooklyn-born Tekashi 6ix9ine, pictured last year, is a government witness in a racketeering case against two members of his old crew, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods
DJ Akademiks shared a video, pictured, of Tekashi 6ix9ine sitting in the witness stand on Twitter with the caption ‘Video of tekashi 69 on the stand emerges’
When asked to explain what trolling was, he said: ‘It can mean anything, but to me it means agonizing, mocking, showing off a little bit of my personality.’
Akademiks’ social media postings are not the first security leaks to have appeared from the trial.
Following Tekashi’s testimony on Tuesday a government employee was said to be dismissed for taking photographs, according to The Post.
In another incident audio of Tekashi saying his given name, Daniel Hernandez, also appeared on YouTube.
Yesterday, on the third day of questioning, Tekashi listed off the people he ran with in Nine Trey, name-checking Jim Jones and Cardi B.
Cardi B has previously said that she used to be in the Bloods. Earlier in his testimony, Tekashi outed another rapper, Casanova, who he said was in a rival Bloods crew.
Tekashi described a gun battle between the Nine Treys and Casanova’s crew at the Barclays Center in April 2018 after the jury was shown surveillance video.
He said he and his entourage were at the arena to watch the Adrien Broner fight when they ran into Casanova’s crew in a tunnel and a brawl broke out.
‘We’re in a tunnel,’ he said. ‘The doors open and 30 of Casanova’s people come rushing at us, six or seven of us. They were trying to get to me but I made my way to the back.’
Tekashi testified that his former manager, Kifano ‘Shotti’ Jordan, told a fellow Nine Trey member, Fuquan Lovick, to ‘pull out the gun and shoot it’.
An illicit video and a photograph of Tekashi on the stand giving evidence was shared online by his rival DJ Akademiks yesterday. The rapper is seen in a court sketch from Tuesday
Born Daniel Hernandez, Tekashi agreed to testify against his former confidantes, Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack, under a plea deal with prosecutors in February. The 23-year-old is pictured in court after his arrest in November 2018
The prosecutor then played the security footage and asked Tekashi to identify the people in it.
Tekashi said after the altercation he took to Instagram and mocked Casanova. A video of the mockery was shown to the court.
Tekashi – born Daniel Hernandez – is no stranger to court rooms, having been in the defendant seat on several occasions in recent years.
This week he’s taken on a new role as the star witness in the government’s racketeering case against two members of his old crew.
The trial in Manhattan federal court kicked off on Monday with Tekashi taking the stand on Tuesday and Wednesday.
He traded his usual loud outfits for a dark blue prison jumpsuit after the presiding judge issued a dress code.
During Wednesday’s testimony Tekashi explained how he bankrolled Nine Trey with his music and the gang repaid him in street credibility and hits on his rivals.
He said the gang’s leaders – including Ellison and Mack – would take a significant portion of the money he earned on stage and use it to buy guns and to ‘keep [gang members] happy’.
Tekashi said he and his entourage were at Barclays to watch an Adrien Broner fight when they ran into Casanova’s crew in a tunnel under the venue and a brawl broke out
Asked what his former manager and Nine Trey kingpin Kifano ‘Shotti’ Jordan did with the money, Tekashi said: ‘At first I didn’t ask any questions. Shotti was like, feed the wolves, feed the homies, support them.’
On day three of the trial, Tekashi said his relationship with the Nine Treys began to sour in March 2018 when he booked a show in Austin, Texas, without clearing it with Rap-A-Lot Records, which considers the state to be its home turf.
He said Rap-A-Lot leaders retaliated by refusing to let him perform, causing him to lose out on around $15,000.
Tekashi said the lost revenue caused contention between his manager Jordan and his bodyguard Ellison because the latter called the former a ‘pussy’ for not standing up to Rap-A-Lot.
Tekashi ended up firing Ellison soon after, which prosecutors say led the defendant to carry out the alleged kidnapping.
The following month, Tekashi said, the Nine Treys decided to get revenge on Rap-A-Lot Records head James Prince when he visited the gang’s home turf in New York City.
Tekashi testified that Jordan and other gang members robbed Rap-A-Lot reps in the lobby of a building while the rapper waited in a car outside.
Prosecutors showed the jury a video of the robbery recorded by Tekashi, along with surveillance footage from the building.
Yesterday Tekashi, right, testified that fellow rapper Casanova, left, is in a rival sub-group of the Bloods. He also name-checking Jim Jones and Cardi B while on the stand
Known almost as much for his tattooed, rainbow-haired look as for his music, Brooklyn-born Tekashi was a social media phenomenon before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop
The crew fled the scene of the robbery before Tekashi said Jordan got nervous and kicked him out of the car, forcing him to take the subway while he had a handgun in the hood of his sweatshirt.
Tekashi publicly distanced himself from the gang days before he and alleged fellow members were arrested in November 2017.
The rapper told the court that he cut a deal with prosecutors the day after his arrest, agreeing to testify against his former confidantes in exchange for avoiding a 47-year prison sentence.
Ellison and Mack have been described by prosecutors as high-ranking members of the gang that terrorized New York City streets with drug-dealing and gunfire.
It’s unclear how much weight Tekashi’s testimony will have given his long rap sheet.
He is currently being housed in a federal facility for his own safety and has been escorted into the courthouse through a secure tunnel, flanked by US Marshals.
Prosecutors have previously suggested that he could be moved into witness protection after his testimony.
Known almost as much for his tattooed, rainbow-haired look as for his music, Brooklyn-born Tekashi was a social media phenomenon before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop.
He has 15.5 million followers on Instagram and his album Day69: Graduation Day was among the top-sellers on iTunes following its February release.
Tekashi had a multiplatinum hit song, ‘Fefe,’ with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at number three on the pop charts, and ‘Stoopid,’ featuring incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.