Ebro Darden of Hot 97 took to his radio show to reveal Tekashi69 and Trippie Redd’s beef was scripted.
“And by the way, the record label, I’ve had conversations with y’all. Multiple conversations with y’all about how this is reckless and irresponsible,” he said. “And Elliot Grainge, the manager who manages Tekashi69 and Trippie Redd. I was told that beef between them was manufactured behind the scenes because it gets YouTube views and streams and all that. That’s what all this is about. That’s why it’s really sad. You got somebody facing fed time right now, saying 25 to life because they was tryna get they streams up, get likes and get hot out here. That’s what I really feel about this. That’s the travesty in all this.”
Tekashi69 is accused of being a part of a criminal organization that dealt drugs and ordered shootings of rival gang members.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is facing racketeering and firearms charges along with five others. If convicted, the minimum sentence he faces is 32 years in prison, the New York Daily News reports.
Tekashi, 22, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court Monday.
FBI warned Tekashi about death threats from two of the men also charged in the conspiracy.
The government considers Tekashi dangerous.
“The defendant is quite violent,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”
The feds list Tekashi in a 17-count indictment for gang conspiracy that includes his ex-manager, Kifano (Shotti) Jordan, Jensel (Ish) Butler, Faheem (Crippy) Walter and Fuguan (Fu Banga) Lovick and Jamel (Mel Murda) Jones.
They were reportedly nabbed in a joint investigation by the NYPD, Homeland Security Investigations and ATD.
The 9 Trey Bloods are accused of committing many crimes to maintain the gang’s “power, territory and profits.”
Members of Nine Trey sold h-----, fentanyl, MDMA and weed in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, prosecutors say.
The indictment lists several alleged instances of violence involving Tekashi and his fellow accused gang members:
“On April 3, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter robbed rival gang members at gunpoint at 40th St. and 8th Ave., according to the indictment. On April 21, Lovick fired one shot inside the Barclays Center, according to the indictment.
Manhattan prosecutors have said the incident during a boxing match at the arena stemmed from Tekashi’s beef with the rapper Cassanova. On July 16, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter conspired to kill “an individual who had shown disrespect to Nine Trey,” according to the indictment. The plan didn’t work and an innocent bystander was shot at Fulton St. and Utica Ave., authorities said.”