The Rise And Fall Of Tekashi 6ix9ine

Daniel Hernandez, or Tekashi 6ix9ine as everyone now knows him, had a rough start in Brooklyn, but gradually rose to fame by flaunting his brash persona on YouTube and Instagram. His collaboration with Nicki Minaj and the attention that came with it were promising a bright future for the rainbow-haired rapper, but the tables turned in November 2018. He was arrested for racketeering, conspiracy and weapons-related offenses, and to reduce his sentence he agreed to rat on his former crew. Unfortunately for him, instead of being remembered as 6ix9ine, the rapper, he will most likely be remembered as 6ix9ine, the snitch. And while we wait to see whether his decision to become a government witness will pay off, here is a brief history of his short-lived career and what caused it to crumble.