Hip hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine has been arrested. In the latest issue for the Brooklyn rapper, Tekashi was booked this week after returning from his European tour. According to reports, 6ix9ine was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport when he landed on a warrant related to the alleged choking of a 16-year-old in Houston, Texas.
Tekashi was arrested Wednesday at JFK Airport right after he returned from a European tour. Cops were enforcing a warrant out of Houston for a mall attack. As we reported, the rapper was wanted for allegedly choking a 16-year-old kid in January at the Galleria Mall.
6ix9ine’s team tells us they were aware of the warrant, and intended to handle the matter soon.
They also think NYPD has no business arresting him and extraditing him to Texas for what’s ultimately a misdemeanor case.
The incident reportedly took place back in January. The alleged victim, Santiago Albarran, claims he began recording Tekashi after running into him at the mall, but the rapper grabbed him by the neck and began choking him. It was at that point that Albarran claims he erased the video. There is, however, a video that appears to show Tekashi 6ix9ine and Albarran in some sort of altercation.
It is a misdemeanor case and there is no official word on the altercation and/or incident from Tekashi or his team at the time of publishing.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.