Tekashi69 tells a NYC judge he is financially struggling and can’t pay up in a civil lawsuit. This is according to court documents obtained by SOHH.com.
Tekashi69 Sued By Robbery Victims
The civil lawsuit stems from a 2018 robbery of Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier by Nine-Trey blood crew members. Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez, and his crew mistook the two publicists as affiliates with Rap-a-lot Records. At the time, they were in a well-publicized beef with the record label. According to Wonzer and Dozier, they were invited to record a podcast with 50 Cent collaborator DJ Thoro in NYC. However, they wound up being confronted by 6ix9ine’s crew.
During Tekashi’s trial, he admitted to his involvement in the robbery, thus providing grounds for him being held civilly liable.
Tekashi69 Confesses He Is Too Broke To Pay
In court documents obtained by SOHH.com, Tekashi69 tells the judge he cannot afford to pay a civil judgment.
In the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK on March 11, Tekashi stated to the judge that “I was signed to a recording agreement with TenThousand Projects, but that agreement expired last month. I have not released any music since my home confinement in 2020. I was signed to a merchandise deal, but that agreement ended in February 2022. I am still signed to a publishing deal, but my royalty account remains unrecouped, so I am not presently receiving any income from that deal. I did receive large advances under the recording artist and merchandising agreements prior to my arrest. However, I do not receive any royalties under those agreements either since my royalty accounts remain unrecouped.”
He also went on to say, “Right now, I am struggling to make ends meet. I do not know if I will ever command the kind of advances I was paid before my arrest, and my career stalled. If the Court awards the compensatory damages and punitive damages sought by Plaintiffs at this inquest, it will surely bankrupt me in a way from which I will never recover to the permanent detriment and hardship of the family members who rely upon me.”
Takeshi69 Made $43m In 2021
West Coast rap boss Wack 100 says he helped Tekashi69 make almost $43 million in 2021. Wack 100 said ever since a Clubhouse conversation he hosted with the rapper in late July 2021, 6ix9ine has made $43 million from business deals, scheduled concerts, and more, and Wack made sure to note the cut he gets.“
I’m talking about big movies, European tours, renegotiated his album terms all through attorneys and email. 45 more days, sh*t’s gonna start being announced to drop and release, and I need him to keep talking about it to keep it hot. I just get my little 25 percent. I ain’t trippin’.