Court Documents Suggest 6ix9ine Will Testify That He Offered $50K for Kidnapper's Murder

Tekashi 6ix9ine is expected to testify about offering $50k for his kidnapper's murder, plus testimony about lyrics that reference Trippie Redd and Casanova.

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US rap singer 6ix9ine, or Tekashi 69, performs during the Philipp Plein fashion showw as part of the Women's Spring/Summer 2019 fashion week in Milan, on September 21, 2018.

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On Friday, the federal government laid out its plans for the upcoming trial in the 6ix9ine racketeering case.

In a 41-page filing, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman talked about what 6ix9ine (identified only as "CW-2" for "cooperating witness" in the documents) will be saying if he appears on the witness stand in the case against his accused kidnapper Anthony "Harv" Ellison and alleged drug dealer Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack. [The Southern District's Public Affairs office refused to officially confirm that CW-2 is 6ix9ine, but didn't deny it. "Most of the time we sort of lead you right to the answer, but I just officially can't confirm it for you," spokesperson Dawn Dearden told Complex. Dates and other identifying details between "CW-2" and 6ix9ine match exactly.]

The explosive documents in the case, which centers around the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, reveal that the rapper is expected to say he told his then-manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan that he "would pay $50,000 to anyone who murdered Ellison" following Ellison's alleged July 2018 robbery and kidnapping of 6ix9ine.  "CW-2 will also testify about conversations CW-2 had with Jones and Jordan after the robbery, including a conversation that took place as Jordan and Jones brought an assault rifle to CW-2’s house for protection after the robbery," the document continues. ("Jones" is co-defendant Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones.)

The filing also paints a picture of how 6ix9ine reacted to the robbery and kidnapping. An NYPD officer is expected to testify that while the rapper was on his way to the hospital shortly after the incident, 6ix9ine "kept repeating that [he] did not think [he] was going to see [his] daughter again, and that [6ix9ine] thought his kidnappers were going to murder him." 

The trial will deal with the inner workings of Nine Trey. 6ix9ine is also expected to testify about how he "paid thousands of dollars to Jordan to pay to members of Nine Trey who were incarcerated."

The filing states that the government is expected to make a November 2017 assault on Trippie Redd a part of the trial as a way to demonstrate Nine Trey's history of committing "violent acts." [As with 6ix9ine, the Public Affairs office couldn't officially confirm, but didn't deny, that the person referred to in the documents only as "a rival rapper and gang member" was Trippie, but the date and other details match exactly.] Trippie and associates were attacked in a New York City hotel after a video shoot. The government says that Ellison, Shotti, and 6ix9ine followed Trippie from Brooklyn to a Manhattan hotel. "Ellison and Jordan then followed the rival into the lobby of the hotel and Ellison assaulted the rival by punching the rival in the face," the filing continues. 6ix9ine will testify about how he discussed with Ellison and Jordan "why the assault was going to be committed and how the plan to commit the assault was going to be executed." 

Trippie comes up a second time in the filing. 6ix9ine is "expected to testify that the lyrics of 'Gummo,' refer, in part, to an ongoing dispute" with Trippie. 6ix9ine will say that the song's line "No KB, you a loser n***a, up that Uzi n***a" is reference to Trippie's road manager. In addition to "Gummo," the videos for three other songs ("Kooda," "Billy," and Casanova's "Don't Stop") will be introduced at trial as well.

"Kooda," the filing says, contains lyrics directed at Casanova. [Casanova is identified not by name, but instead only as a "rival rapper and gang member who was on the opposite side of the shooting at the Barclays Center on April 21, 2018." However, dates and other identifying details match exactly.] "Kooda" is meant to demonstrate to Casanova that 6ix9ine and his Nine Trey affiliates were the real deal. "[6ix9ine] is expected to testify that the lyric 'N****s runnin’ out they mouth but they never pop out... Mobbed out, opps out, we gon’ show what we about... All my n****s really gang bang...' means, in sum and substance, that the rival rapper would talk about committing violence, but would not actually commit such acts; whereas CW-2 and members of Nine Trey actually would commit acts of violence," the filing reads. "Don't Run" is alleged to be about Aljermiah Mack's unsuccessful attempt to rob Casanova of his watch.

6ix9ine is also expected to testify that his Day 69-opening cut "Billy" is about how Mack, Casanova, and others "challenged the authenticity of [6ix9ine's] gang membership, and the propriety of other Nine Trey members associating with [6ix9ine] and focusing more on the rap industry instead of Nine Trey priorities." In addition, the rapper is expected to say that Jordan's song-opening monologue "was a response to rivals who insinuated that [6ix9ine] was not a real gang member." The lyrics to all four songs were included as part of the government's filing. Mack and Ellison's trial is scheduled to begin on September 9.

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