Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s ongoing legal troubles have caught the attention of the music world recently, with the rapper facing a maximum of life in prison over charges of racketeering and firearm offences.

The charges reportedly arise from a five-year investigation into the Trey Nine street gang of which 69 is allegedly a member.

While the rapper – real name Daniel Hernandez – awaits further trial, a number of high profile stars have spoken out about his arrest, including 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj.

But now, rapper, The Game has also weighed in on the issue, firing a warning to new and aspiring hip-hop artists that they should take notice of Tekashi’s situation and instead “focus on music, family and your money”.

This is sad,” Game wrote in an Instagram comment. “This kid ain’t een [sic] bout that life but the pigs will make it look like he was John Gotti on paper n [sic] try to make an example out of him.

“I encourage all new & young artists to just focus on your music family & your money. “Trying to be Gangsta for fickle fans ain’t the way.”

 

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In a recent statement of innocence, the rapper’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro said:

“Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him. An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”

The Feffe rapper was also reportedly moved to a new detention centre “away from the Crips and the Bloods” in a facility known for housing “neutral inmates” who are often “witnesses who cooperate with the feds.”

6ix9ine was denied bail yesterday after pleading not guilty to the charges. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for 22nd January, 2019, while the trial itself will not start until 4th September, 2019.

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