6ix9ine Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges, Trial Set For September 2019


6ix9ine launches LYFE, Ladies Night at BASE Dubai Sept. 28, 2018 in United Arab Emirates.

Update: 6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, provided Billboard with an update on his client's bail status. "I'm waiting on the transcript from the court appearance on Nov. 19 before Magistrate Pittman, and then [we] will schedule a bail hearing," he said via email.

6ix9ine was back in court Monday (Nov. 26) morning, where he pled not guilty to his federal R.I.C.O. charges, according to TMZ and Pitchfork. Tekashi will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future, as his bail denial was not reportedly addressed during Monday's (Nov. 26) legal session. 

6ix9ine's trial has been set for Sept. 4, 2019. A spokesperson for the United States Department of Justice relayed to Pitchfork that there's also a pre-trial conference scheduled for Jan. 22 of next year. 

"We don't fold, we don't bend, we don't break. It's Tr3yway," the Brooklyn rapper's former manager and now co-defendant, Shotti, reportedly declared to the judge Monday (Nov. 26).

Following the "Gummo" artist's arrest by ATF agents and Homeland Security on Nov. 18, 6ix9ine was allegedly transferred from Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center to a new federal facility last week (Nov. 22) for safety reasons. 

He is being hit with six counts of ranging firearms, racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges. Tekashi faces a minimum of 32 years in prison if convicted.