6ix9ine arrested in NYC over outstanding warrant issued in Texas teen assault case

The 22 year old rapper was accused of assaulting a teenage fan at a mall in Houston earlier this January. He was arrested upon his return from his Europe tour.

                            6ix9ine arrested in NYC over outstanding warrant issued in Texas teen assault case
Rapper 6ix9ine (Source : Getty Images)

6ix9ine aka Tekashi 69 was arrested on Wednesday (11 July) at JFK Airport on Wednesday over an outstanding warrant issued in Texas. The arrest was made when the rapper returned to the US after his European tour.

6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez) was wanted in Houston for allegedly choking a 16-year-old boy at a mall earlier this year. According to a report by The Blast, NYC authorities say 6ix9ine will not be extradited to Texas, but will remain in custody until Texas officials retrieve him. The report goes on to state that if nobody comes to pick him up, 6ix9ine will eventually be released.

The 22-year-old artist was accused of assaulting a teenage fan on January 6 at Houston’s Galleria Mall. The alleged victim, Santiago Albarran, claims he saw the rapper inside the complex and began filming him with his phone. 6ix9ine allegedly started yelling at the teenager, demanding him to delete the video before he grabbed his neck and choked him.

Though the teen said he deleted the footage out of fear, the incident was captured on camera and posted to social media by an onlooker. Albarran eventually reported the alleged attack to Houston law enforcement, who documented the scratch marks on the teenager’s neck, which are clearly visible in the video as well. Watch the video of the incident below via YouTube.

6ix9ine’s camp told TMZ they intend to handle the warrant and arrest “soon.” They also claim the NYC officials have “no business arresting him” for a misdemeanor warrant issued across the country. Of course, this isn't the first of 6ix9ine's legal troubles by any means. The rapper previously pleaded guilty in a child sex case that stemmed from a 2015 incident. He was also arrested back in May for driving without a license and was recently investigated for a shooting that targeted Chief Keef.

This is a developing story. Further details will be updated as and when we obtain them.