Rapper Daniel Hernandez, better known by his stage name Tekashi 6ix9nine, took to the witness stand at the Nine Trey trial last week. The rapper was very cooperative and testified against various members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, as well as laying out the organizational structure of the gang.
The rapper, who expects to be out of jail by next year, also has outed various of his rapper comrades as gang members, including rapper Jim Jones and most recently and to the heavy speculation of fans, Cardi B. With his loaded testimony, Tekashi is expected to be putting himself in a dangerous position to continue his music career after prison.
Tekashi’s trial has been heavily followed, garnering responses from other rappers, and memes from fans and social media alike. It can not be expected that Tekashi continues his career like nothing happened once he’s released from prison, as the rapper has no doubt made a lot of enemies with the gang he’s testifying against. So, fans may ask, does the rapper have any future in music after his trial?
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Possible Options
The chances are pretty slim. If Tekashi goes into a witness protection program, which would be the best thing for his safety, then releasing music is out of the question. If the rapper really wanted to, he could release music secretly while in protection, but this is a breach of the rules in witness protection. Another option would be for the rapper to release music but never make public appearances, and conduct interviews at undisclosed locations. This wouldn’t be much of a music career, however. The third option, and most dangerous, would be for Tekashi to continue his career like nothing happened. By making various public appearances and whatnot, the rapper would no doubt be putting his life in danger by being such a present target.
The rapper denied witness protection this week which was a surprise by many. We’re not sure how the rapper will end his wildly publicized career, but only time will tell us in the foreseeable future. Until then, all fans can do is stay on top of the rapper’s trial, and keep an eye out for any more incriminating testimonies to come.