The attorney, Alex Huot, asked Tekashi if he knew Cardi B was a Blood and suggested he used her formula of featuring street gangs in videos to advance his music, Page Six said. The rapper replied that he did.
Cardi B’s record label denied her association with the gang, but the hip hop sensation took to Twitter to confirm she has been a Blood “since I was 16,” but saying she has "never been trey 9 or associated with them." That tweet has been deleted.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine, 23, was a social media phenomenon with millions of followers on Instagram before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop. He had a multiplatinum hit song, "Fefe," with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and "Stoopid," featuring the incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.
The rapper agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after pleading guilty earlier this year. He previously testified that he had joined the gang to increase his street credibility in exchange for bank-rolling its operations.
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