Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be released from prison in August, so that’s great news for us, because we maaaaaay be getting out of coronavirus self-isolation by then, and so we’ll walk right into a world where the virus known as Tekashi runs free. Fun! But while he will be free from prison, he will not be free from lawsuits. Three different lawsuits have been thrown at him.
First up is FashionNova. TMZ says the company paid Tekashi $225,000 in October 2018 for “a series of brand promotions on his social media pages and through his music.” He got the advance and two weeks later, he was locked up. Tekashi then snitched in court about his gang affiliations and knowledge of multiple crimes. To FashionNova, this was not the look. The brand is suing, claiming Tekashi’s team hid his criminal prosecution from them during negotiations and they would’ve never signed a deal with him if they knew. FashionNova wants $2.25 million.
Next up is a former friend of Tekashi’s named Snow Billy (yes, Snow Billy). TMZ says that Tekashi was hit with a lawsuit from Shane “Snow Billy” Hardy. Shane says he and Tekashi fell out in January 2018 over Tekashi’s gang friends. Shane points out that during trial, Tekashi admitted under oath that he told Aaron “Bat” Young and Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones to shoot Shane. (Side note: Tekashi ratted on Aaron and Jamel in court.) Shane got shot in the back of the head and neck and somehow did not die, and now he’s suing for damages.
TMZ asked Tekashi’s lawyer Dawn Florio what she had to say about this and she gave this answer:
“[He] never testified under oath that he directed Aaron Young or Jamel Jones to shoot Shane Hardy. Daniel was never charged in that shooting and he does not know Aaron Young.”
Tekashi testified against Aaron after cooperating with authorities and taking a plea deal. Tekashi also said this about his own crimes (via Forbes):
“I paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him… to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey.”
Last up is the woman who got shot by accident because of Tekashi. Back in 2018, the woman was shot in the foot during a gang shooting. He apologized to her in court, saying he would pay her medical bills. She’s decided that’s not enough. TMZ says she’s filed a $150 million lawsuit under the name Jane Doe. Jane says that in July 2018, she was out in the courtyard of the Smurf Village (!!!!!) apartment complex in Brooklyn, where a music video was being filmed. Tekashi was there and allegedly ordered “his boys” to shoot at his rivals. Bullets flew and Jane got shot in the foot, which caused her to fall and mess up her back. She needed surgery, and both physical and mental therapy. She says she was forced to quit her job at Century 21, and had to give up on going to the police academy. Dawn talked to TMZ about this lawsuit, saying:
“It’s suspicious that the plaintiff only sued Daniel Hernandez who was never identified as the shooter in her case. The plaintiff did not sue the persons involved in her shooting. To be clear, Daniel did not shoot her.”
Because of all these lawsuits, it looks like the money that Tekashi got from that record deal is going to dry up really quick. I hope he kept the receipts for all the tacky shit he bought the mother of his child before going to prison.