6ix9ine's trial date has been set.
As announced Monday, 6ix9ine's trial will begin Sept. 4 of next year. A hearing has also been scheduled for Jan. 22. "We don't fold, we don't bend, we don't break," Shotti, 6ix9ine's former manager, told the court Monday. "Its Tr3yway." As for bail, TMZ reports that 6ix9ine's attorney is planning to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. His client has entered a not guilty plea.
6ix9ine and five others were arrested earlier this month on racketeering and firearms charges. Lazzaro, as previously reported, has argued that his client is merely "an entertainer who portrays a 'gangster image' to promote his music." Incidents mentioned in the indictment include an alleged armed robbery April 3 involving 6ix9ine and Shotti, an April 21 incident involving Casanova, and a July 16 incident in which an innocent woman was shot in the foot.
"This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known Tekashi 6ix9ine, are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities,' Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez previously said in a press release first announcing 6ix9ine's arrest.
That arrest ultimately resulted in the delayed official release of 6ix9ine's DUMMY BOY album.
During a recent overseas stop on his Stay Dangerous Tour, YG continued his longstanding criticism of 6ix9ine. "That's a fucked up situation, that's a fucked up place," he told the crowd. "I don't wish jail on nobody but fuck 6ix9ine, n***a."