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Tekashi 6ix9ine expected to testify at gang trial




Tekashi 6ix9ine will soon be singing for his life — as jury selection in the racketeering trial for two reputed gangbangers gets underway Monday.

The rainbow-haired rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, could take the stand as early as Tuesday to testify against alleged Nine Trey Gansta Bloods Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Ellison is accused of kidnapping the Brooklyn-born entertainer in July 2018, while Mack is facing charges of racketeering and narcotics trafficking. They have pleaded not guilty.

Tekashi, 23, is expected to testify that he witnessed various acts of violence while running with the gang. Jurors will watch portions of three of his music videos, in which he raps about drugs, sex, murder and other gang activity.

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Prosecutors claim proceeds from Tekashi’s hit songs helped bankroll the gang’s operations.

He was arrested alongside Ellison and Mack last year but pleaded guilty early on and began cooperating with feds.

While the “Gummo” singer faces up to 47 years in prison, his cooperation could result in a more lenient sentence.




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