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A video appearing to show 6ix 9ine ordering a hit on a rival rapper surfaced Friday, days after the rainbow-haired rapper was reportedly moved from federal custody for his own safety in the wake of a federal racketeering indictment, according to reports.
In the video, 6ix9ine, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, appears to be speaking on FaceTime with Tadoe, cousin of influential Chicago drill rapper Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, and taunting him, asking him when was the last time he shot someone and saying Tadoe was no longer welcome in Chicago, TMZ reports.
At the end of the conversation, in which Hernandez also tries to discern Tadoe’s location, he hands the phone off to a friend before boasting that he’s “got a 30 pack” on him.
“Thirty thousand cash, right now,” Hernandez says, smiling.
The video was recorded in late may, TMZ reports, just days before someone shot at Cozart outside the W Hotel in Manhattan.
In the wake of that shooting, Cozart blamed Hernandez for allegedly siccing the Brooklyn rapper's goons on him, according to the New York Post.
“It’s just beef between me and the rapper 6ix 9ine,” Chief Keef said at the time, according to the Post.
The release of the video couldn’t come at a worse time for the controversial artist.
On Sunday, Hernandez was indicted on federal racketeering and firearms charges, and faces 32 years to life in prison for allegedly participating in “numerous violent acts” as part of the Nine Trey Bloods, a street gang in New York, according to Rolling Stone.
He was indicted alongside former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan and three other associates, but the arrest seem to have been triggered on Sunday when investigators picked up information on a wiretap that the former pals of Hernandez were potentially planning to “super-violate” him after he fired his entire management team, according to the Daily Beast.
Hernandez was originally incarcerated in general population at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, but he was reportedly moved from federal custody on Wednesday out of concern for his safety, according to the New York Post. It was not immediately clear where Hernandez had been moved, and his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told the Post he was not sure who had him in custody.
According to the Bureau of Prisons website, Hernandez was “released” on Wednesday.
Hernandez, who rose to fame for his rainbow hair and trollish persona as much as his platinum hits, which include a duet with Nicki Minaj, has already faced extensive legal problems just in the past hear. In January, he was busted for allegedly choking a fan at a mall in Houston, and he pleaded guilty last week to disorderly conduct stemming from a May traffic stop in Brooklyn.
Last month, he was sentenced to four years probation for a 2015 incident in which he posted a video of a 13-year-old girl performing oral sex on another man while Hernandez spanked her. Just hours after he skated without jail time his entourage was involved in a shooting at a Manhattan restaurant.
Lazzaro, Hernandez’s lawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images]
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