Tekashi69’s ex-manager Shotti – real name Kifano Jordan – is one of four suspects indicted alongside the rainbow-hair rapper on gang racketeering and firearms charges.
Tekashi69 looked depressed as he limped into the courtroom Monday wearing his colorful signature braids, navy prison scrubs and shackles at his hands and ankles, Page Six reports.
6ix9ine was seated in the jury box in front of his three co-defendants Shotti, Jensel (Ish) Butler and Jamel (Mel Murda) Jones. He reportedly didn’t once turn around to look at them. Instead, he stared into space and looked up at the ceiling.
Shotti, Ish and Mel Murda sat two rows behind 6ix9ine.
The courtroom – filled with relatives – reportedly erupted into laughter as Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear read the charges against Tekashi69 and members of Treyway.
Longyear said there is surveillance video that links 6ix9ine to an April 21 shooting at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the “Gummo” rapper was scheduled to perform an entrance song for one of the boxers on the evening’s card.
“Who sang the intro song?” Judge Paul Engelmayer asked, prompting the laughs in the courtroom.
Shotti reportedly appeared unfazed following the conclusion of the hearing.
“We don’t fold, we don’t bend, we don’t break,” he said as the courtroom was emptying out. It’s Treyway.”