As part of an eventful day three of trial, 6ix9ine testified that Cardi B was part of the Bloods gang during cross-examination looking into his fast rise to fame.
The “Gummo” rapper, however, said he didn’t try to copy Cardi’s blueprint to achieve his meteoric rise by having members of the gang join him in his music videos. “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” 6ix9ine allegedly said in court. Page Six reported that 6ix9ine specifically said Cardi was part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, but a transcript released later Thursday (Sept. 19) shows that he just said she was part of the Bloods. Atlantic Records denied to Billboard reports that Cardi B was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. “This is not true,” a rep said.
Jim Jones’ name also came up during Tekashi’s testimony Thursday morning. According to court reporter Matthew Russell, 6ix9ine identified Jones as a member of Nine Trey and also referred to him as a “retired rapper.”
New York Daily News reporter Stephen Brown said a wiretapped phone call between the “We Fly High” rapper and 6ix9ine associate Mel Murda was played for the courtroom. Many on hand believe Jones is talking about Tekashi. “He’s not a gang member no more,” Jones allegedly can be heard saying. “He was never a gang member. They going to have to violate shorty because shorty is on some bullshit.”
Cardi B did confirm last year in a GQ profile about her debut album Invasion of Privacy that she joined the Bloods as a teenager.
Find the tweets recounting 6ix9ine’s testimony below.
Q: Who is Jim Jones?#6ix9ine: He’s a retired rapper.
Q: Is he a member of Nine Trey?
— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 19, 2019
Prosecutors play phone call between Nine Trey godfather Mel Murda and rapper Jim Jones. Tekashi says Jones is in Nine Trey.
Jones: “He not a gang member no more. He was never a gang member. They going to have to violate shorty because shorty is on some bull–it.”
— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) September 19, 2019