Tekashi69’s group is being investigated for allegedly firing a gun inside the Barclays Center over the weekend.
While initial reports linked the gun shots to Adrien Broner — who has been wrapped in a crazy beef with the rapper — TMZ confirmed that the two were not connected. Though the incident took place during the Broner fight Saturday night (April 21), Tekashi and his crew are said to have had another target.
According to the outlet’s legal sources, a still unnamed member of Tekashi’s crew let a few off during a spat with Brooklyn native Casanova and his entourage, an alleged rival rap group after the “Billy” rapper began beefing with Casanova online.
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The gossip outlet reports: “Tekashi and his guys were heading down a hallway in Barclays to hit up a VIP area in the arena, when they bumped into Casanova and co. along the way. The two crews started pushing and shoving … and someone in Tekashi’s group allegedly discharged one round from a firearm.”
TMZ says a source identified the weapon as a .32 caliber from the shell casings taken from the scene after the fact.
Though authorities believe the shot came from Tekashi’s group, a weapon was not found on any of the members. While Casanova and everyone with him left the grounds immediately after the shots were fired, Tekashi and his team stuck around and cooperated as the police questioned and searched them.
The very next day (April 23), reports came flying in, alleging that Tekashi’s crew were wrapped up in another shooting involving Casnova. TMZ‘s legal sources told the outlet that two men were hit after ten bullets were sent towards Casanova’s group as they filmed a music video in NYC’s Bedford-Stuyvesant. The two victims are expected to fully recovery, though no one was arrested for the crime.
This news comes fairly close on the heels of the rapper’s sexual misconduct case. In November of 2017, the “Gummo” rapper pled guilty to charges of sexual misconduct with a child. He accepted three felony counts of “Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance,” stemming from an incident that occurred over the summer of 2017.
The exact age and name of the girl involved were, and still are, unknown, but Brooklyn rapper ZillaKami posted photos of Tekashi fondling the girl and claimed that she was just 13 years old. (Tekashi was over 18 at the time the photos were taken.)
6ix9ine’s guilty plea came as a bit of a shock given how vehemently he and his team denied the charges.
“He doesn’t even like to say the R word, we don’t play around with that sh*t,” a representative for the rapper told Mass Appeal in the midst of the lawsuit. “As someone with a 3-year-old daughter we take this very seriously… Their whole thing was to try to slander his name and make him look terrible.”
6ix9ine was notable for his bubbling-under hit “Gummo,” his colorful appearance and meme-able hair and his associations with more-famous acts like Trippie Redd. However, Redd was quick to distance himself from the rapper once the allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor came to light.
“I’m sorry brozay, 1400 don’t promote pedophiles,” Trippie said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “If we give n*ggas clout, we give n*ggas clout. It was an accident.”
Pi’erre Bourne — the producer of his hit who also put together Playboi Carti’s “Magnolia” — separated himself from the rapper on social media.
“F*ck that Gummo sh*t,” he wrote. “Y’all n*ggas doing weird sh*t some opps.”
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