Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been arrested and taken into custody by federal authorities late Sunday night.
According to reports, 6ix9ine was charged under RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and taken into custody along with two affiliates of 6ix9ine, Shotty and Crippy.
RICO refers to people who participate in organized crime along with the penalties if convicted.
The arrest poses a big threat to the Brooklyn rapper and the future of his career. Federal offenses are prosecuted by government agencies such as the FBI and often carry penalties far more serious than those levied by the state courts.
The arrest comes just day’s before Tekashi is scheduled to drop his debut studio album Dummy Boy. The album is set to drop November 23 and includes guest appearances from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Gunna and more.
BREAKING: 6ix9ine arrested and taken in custody by Federal Authorities on unknown charges. At least two of his affliates have also been taken in custody as well. More info soon.— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) 19 November 2018
I’m hearing RICO and Racketeering charged … don’t quote me on that. Won’t be able to tell exactly what he is being charged for until indictments are unsealed or until feds start confirming what’s up. More info to come the morning.— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) 19 November 2018