DA: 6ix9ine's bodyguards broke man's phone after wild chase
Prosecutors say bodyguards for troubled rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine turned New York City into the Wild West last summer, piling into SUVs and chasing a man for 20 blocks with lights flashing after he attempted to record cellphone video of the recording star.
'Hot Boy' rapper Bobby Shmurda released from NY prison
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities confirmed Shmurda was released from a New York prison amid speculation about whether he would attempt a music industry comeback. Shmurda, whose birth name is Ackquille Pollard, was best known for “Hot Boy,” a gritty song with rhymes about gunplay. The court papers alleged that Shmurda once fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn. They also said he was present during a confrontation between rival drug gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse where shots were fired in 2015.
Bobby Shmurda to be eligible for release in February
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Bobby Shmurda performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Brooklyn rapper will be eligible for release from prison in February 2020, the New York State Department of Corrections said on Monday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)DANNEMORA, N.Y. – Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda will be eligible for release from prison next month, the New York State Department of Corrections said on Monday. Shmurda is eligible for conditional release as of Feb. 23, with the remainder of his sentence to be served on parole. In the years since his arrest, Shmurda has become something akin to a folk hero in hip-hop; his release has been highly anticipated by fans and other artists.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's kidnapper is sentenced to 24 years
NEW YORK – A man convicted in the kidnapping of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday by a judge who cited his leadership role in a gang active nationwide. During a two-hour proceeding, the judge repeatedly cited the July 2018 kidnapping of Tekashi 6ix9ine and Ellison’s slashing of another man’s face that left him permanently disfigured. After his own arrest, Tekashi 6ix9ine — whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez — pleaded guilty and became a cooperator. He described the kidnapping, saying Ellison and another man forced him into a stolen car at gunpoint. In 2018, Tekashi 6ix9ine had a multiplatinum hit song, “Fefe,” with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No.