This is the shocking moment Tekashi 6ix9ine struggles as he is allegedly kidnapped by gangsters who pull him out of his car amid a dispute between rival factions of the violent street gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Testifying as the star prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, 6ix9ine, 23, said that defendant Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and another armed man grabbed him out of his car and forced him into a stolen vehicle one night last July.
Jurors saw a video shot from the rapper’s car showing how his driver gave chase before the gunmen scared him off.
Photos of 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, were also shown to the court showing him with an assault rifle and meeting Mr Met at the baseball before alleged gang warfare broke out in April last year.
Tekashi’s driver Jorge Rivera testified Kifano ‘Shotti’ Jordan, Tekashi’s ex-manager, told them ‘we have to leave’ the stadium after hearing about the attempted robbery of fellow Nine Trey Gangsta Blood, Page Six reports.
Rivera ‘put his car in reverse’ after giving chase when one man got out of their vehicle, running toward him with a gun drawn, The New York Daily News reports.
Jurors saw a video shot from the rapper’s car showing how his driver gave chase
Photos of 6ix9ine were shown to the court showing him meeting Mr Met at the baseball
An image of 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, with an assault rifle was also shown to jurors
The group then headed to pick up the assault rifle 6ix9ine was pictured with two days later, Rivera told the court.
He said of the alleged kidnap footage: ‘I thought we were going to get killed. And we would be robbed.’
Rivera had been driving the Chevy Tahoe when two men, later identified by Tekashi as Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and ‘Sha’ are said to have kidnapped the rapper.
6ix9ine is testifying as the star witness in the government’s racketeering case against two members of his old crew, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
On trial are Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison, described by prosecutors as two high-ranking members of a gang that terrorized city streets with drug-dealing and gunfire.
Ellison is charged with kidnapping and robbing Tekashi in July 2018 and of assaulting a different Nine Trey member last fall.
Mack is charged with dealing heroin and MDMA.
Both defendants have denied the charges, and an attorney for Ellison branded the alleged kidnapping a publicity stunt.
The rapper Tekashi6ix9ine, testifies in Federal District Court in Manhattan on September 17
Tekashi69 and his driver, Jorge Rivera, who testified Kifano ‘Shotti’ Jordan, Tekashi’s ex-manager, told them ‘we have to leave’ the stadium shortly after his picture with Mr Met after hearing about the attempted robbery of fellow Nine Trey Gangsta Blood
Prosecutors say that after a falling out with 6ix9ine, Ellison took revenge by abducting and robbing the rapper.
6ix9ine had pleaded guilty in the case in February and made a deal with prosecutors, agreeing to testify against his former confidantes,Ellison and Mack, in exchange for avoiding a 47-year prison sentence.
He has already snitched on fellow rappers Cardi B and Jim Jones and identified them as Blood gang members under oath.
Tekashi listed off the people he ran with in Nine Trey, name-checking Jim Jones and Cardi B in the process. 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.
And he testified how Ellison and his cohort drove him around, stopping at various points to taunt and beat him during the alleged robbery.
‘I’m pleading with Harv the whole time, “Yo, I’m scared,” he said, and told them he would give them $100,000 to let him go.
Instead, the men took him to his Brooklyn home, where they stole a bag full of jewelry before driving him a few blocks away and releasing him, he said.
A hospital photo of Tekashi69’s injuries after he claims he was kidnapped at gunpoint and robbed by Ellison, one of the racketeering defendants, in July 2018. The incident was enough to make him turn on his crew after he and others were arrested last November
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
6ix9ine has already testified about the mayhem around various beefs with other hip-hop artists.
Prosecutors say one of the disputes resulted in a gunshot being fired backstage at the Barclays Center arena and in a robbery in Times Square that was filmed by the rapper.
6ix9ine was a social media phenomenon with millions of followers on Instagram before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop.
He had a multiplatinum hit song, ‘Fefe,’ with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and ‘Stoopid,’ featuring the incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.
The rapper agreed to cooperate after pleading guilty earlier this year. He previously testified that he had joined the gang to increase his street credibility in exchange for bank-rolling its operations.
He is currently being housed in a federal facility for his own safety and entered the courthouse through a secure tunnel and flaked by US Marshals.