Reports suggest rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine could be facing life in prison 3 years ago

Reports suggest rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine could be facing life in prison

It's being reported that the rapper may face a minimum of 32 years in prison.

Tekashi 6ix9ine is one of many "new-school rappers" who have a long list of controversies that follow are synonymous with their names.

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The New York based rapper has a long list of criminal charges, which date back to a stint in Rikers Island for selling marijuana as a teenager.

According to E! News, he has most recently been indicted on six counts: conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering.

Two of the charges have a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Tekashi, who's real name is Daniel Hernandez, has been one of the biggest names in rap music in the past 12 months, with his song 'FEFE' having almost 500 million views on YouTube in less than six months.

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As well as that, a number of his songs have over 100 million streams from Spotify alone, and he has had features on songs with artists such as Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent.