Per court documents dated Oct. 7 and viewed by Complex, Robert S. Meloni of Meloni & McCaffrey APC says 6ix9ine owes “approximately $400,000 in unpaid legal fees.” Furthermore, Meloni alleged, 6ix9ine has “shown both an unwillingness and/or an inability to pay those fees or any new fees on an ongoing basis.”
While the case specifically referenced in last week’s filing is the previously reported trademark infringement case involving an artist by the name of SIX9, the lawyer notes he at one point represented 6ix9ine in several pending cases, both at the state and federal level.
In the filing, Meloni lays out a number of alleged difficulties he’s had with 6ix9ine, including communication issues. After the exit of the artist’s business manager and another firm, per Meloni, these issues were heightened until such communications eventually wound down entirely.
“I have not spoken to or communicated with [6ix9ine] in over four months,” Meloni said.
All this comes mere days after it was reported that domestic violence-related charges against 6ix9ine’s girlfriend, Rachel “Jade” Wattley, had been dismissed. According to TMZ’s sources, this was brought on by a lack of cooperation from 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine’s most recent studio album, TattleTales, arrived in late 2020. The 13-track album marked his first new project following his exit from prison in connection with a federal racketeering case. In the years since, however, controversy surrounding 6ix9ine has persisted in a multitude of forms.