(AllHipHop News) Once again, accounts of Daniel “Tekashi 6ix9ine” Hernandez’s testimony in federal court lit up the internet. His most recent round on the stand led to several trending topics because the government witness talked about the association between the Nine Trey Bloods and rappers.
6ix9ine apparently named Dipset’s Jim Jones as a member of the New York City gang. There were also reports that the “Fefe” performer testified that Cardi B was part of the alleged criminal organization.
However, Tekashi declaring Cardi was a Nine Trey Blood is fake news. Complex published transcripts from the trial, and the section where 6ix9ine discussed Cardi does not show him affirming that the rapstress was affiliated with that particular Blood set.
Defense attorney Alex Huot asked a line of questions that tried to establish whether Hernandez claimed the Nine Trey Bloods as a way to advance his music career. Huot mentioned Cardi in order to see if 6ix9ine was aware that she was a Blood gang member that achieved success as an entertainer.
6ix9ine admitted he did know that Cardi B was a Blood. However, he never specifically stated that she was connected to Nine Trey, the particular alleged Blood set of 6ix9ine and defendants Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was described as the prosecution’s “star witness” in the case against Ellison and Mack. The 23-year-old Brooklyn rhymer claimed they were involved in kidnapping, robbing, and assaulting him in 2018.
Ellison and Mack pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, robbery, and firearm federal charges. Hernandez pleaded guilty in a federal racketeering case. He agreed to cooperate with prosecutors for leniency in his sentencing.
Cardi B has openly discussed being part of the Bloods gang at one point in her life. The Grammy winner supposedly claimed the Brim set, not Nine Trey. She even referenced the Blood gang in her lyrics and music videos.
“When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of… Bloods. I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it poppin.’ You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did,” said Cardi in a 2018 GQ feature. The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker also told the magazine that she moved away from the Brims at 19 after becoming an exotic dancer.
The woman born Belcalis Almánzar added, “When I was a stripper, I didn’t give a f*ck about gangs, because I was so focused on making money… You could talk to somebody that is considered Big Homie and they will tell you: ‘Don’t join a gang.’ The person that I’m under, she would tell you, ‘Don’t join a gang.’ It’s not about violence. It’s just like – it doesn’t make your money. It doesn’t make your money. I rep it, because I been repping it for such a long time.”