AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine may have to stay behind bars longer that he's expected now. The rapper is facing more serious legal issues while serving his time in jail for his federal racketeering case.
The rapper has been slapped with a $150 million lawsuit by a woman who claims she was injured in a shooting orchestrated by the incarcerated star. The woman, who is only identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, claims she was a collateral damage in the 2018 July incident.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the plaintiff was hanging in the courtyard of the Smurf Village apartment complex in Brooklyn when several members of 6ix9ine's Nine Trey Bloods were also there to film a music video. She alleges that the 23-year-old rapper ordered a hit on the gang members, who were allegedly behind 6ix9ine's kidnapping.
During the shooting, a stray bullet hit the woman's left foot. She also hurt her knee and her back while falling to the ground. She reportedly suffered injuries that required surgery and physical therapy, and she's been treated by a psychologist.
The woman claims due to the injuries she couldn't continue working at Century 21 and had to scrap her dreams to become a police officer. In the docs, she notes that 6ix9ine acknowledged he's behind the shooting and apologized for it in open court. He also offered to pay for her medical bills, but she wants more than that. She is seeking $75,000,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000,000 in punitive damages.
Responding to the lawsuit, 6ix9ine's Dawn Florio says, "It's suspicious that the plaintiff only sued Daniel Hernandez who was never identified as the shooter in her case. The plaintiff did not sue the persons involved in her shooting. To be clear, Daniel did not shoot her."
Besides the $150M lawsuit, 6ix9ine has also been sued by his former friend Shane Hardy, who claims that the New York-born star ordered a hit on him. Shane says that he and the "Gummo" hitmaker had a fallout over the rapper's gang affiliation with Nine Trey Bloods.
6ix9ine then allegedly ordered Aaron "Bat" Young and Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones to kill Shane. According to Shane, on January 19, 2018, the two men fired several shots at him and the bullets struck him in the back of the head and neck.
While he survived, Shane claims he suffered serious physical injury and great humiliation. He's suing 6ix9ine, along with Aaron and Jamel, for damages. Shane says in the docs that 6ix9ine admitted, under oath in his racketeering trial, that he directed the two men, who are currently serving in jail for being part of a racketeering conspiracy, to shoot him.
However, 6ix9ine's attorney denies this, telling Complex, "Daniel (6ix9ine's real name is Daniel Hernandez) never testified under oath that he directed Aaron Young or Jamel Jones to shoot Shane Hardy. Danny was never charged in that shooting and he does not know Aaron Young."
In December 2019, 6ix9ine was sentenced to 2 years in prison after testifying against fellow Nine Trey Gangsters members. He is expected to be released on August 2.