RAPPER Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing LIFE in prison after being arrested on racketeering and firearms charges.
The 22-year-year star, real name Daniel Hernandez, has been denied bail and will remain in custody pending trial.
Prosecutors say a conviction could result in a mandatory 32-year prison sentence and possibly life.
Judge Henry Pitman cited the discovery of evidence from a gunpoint robbery and an automatic pistol found in his home as reason to deny bail.
Tekashi, who recently featured Nicki Minaj on his FEFE single, was among five people arrested.
TMZ reports the star is accused of taking part in an armed robbery on April 3 along with his ex-manager, Shottie, and two others.
His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said 6ix9nine posed no threat and had fired some of his co-defendants as part of his management and security team last week.
The rapper’s debut album, Day69, was among the most downloaded records on iTunes.
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But he’s had several run-ins with law enforcement. He recently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn Criminal Court in connection with a May traffic stop.
He also pleaded guilty to “the use of a child in a sexual performance” after posting a video in 2015.
The hip hop star was hospitalised after he was pistol-whipped, kidnapped and robbed of nearly £600,000 earlier this year.
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