The hip-hop blogger says he has no connection in the rapper’s racketeering case, while wiretap conversation reveals that Tekashi’s former crew members were plotting to kill him.
Is DJ Akademiks the informant in Tekashi a.k.a. 6ix9ine’s racketeering case? Words are the feds are working with a popular hip-hop blogger close to the rapper to gain evidence about the latter’s criminal activities and now DJ Akademiks has been accused of being the snitch in Tekashi’s crew.
DJ Akademiks, however, has denied involvement in Tekashi’s racketeering case. He tells TMZ that the claim is completely untrue and that he “has zero connection to this criminal case against Daniel Hernandez & other co-defendants. I view them as good people to me.” He continues, “All these charges are a shock to me and do not involve me. I have never been questioned or much less cooperated in this. I am just a news reporter.”
HipHopOverload, which reported that DJ Akademiks tipped the feds in Tekashi’s case, claimed to have obtained the info from the lawyer of Tekashi’s former manager Kifano Jordan a.k.a. Shotti, but Shotti’s lawyer Scott Leemon has also denied the allegations. Scott tells TMZ, “I never made any public statement relating to this matter. Any statement attributed to me is false. I have not given anyone an interview about this case.”
Meanwhile, a wiretap conversation reveals that his former crew members were plotting to kill him. In a transcript of the conversation obtained by TMZ, Shotti criticized Tekashi for being a “snitch” after the rapper terminated his entire team.
Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones allegedly said, “[Tekashi] is trying to dry snitch at the same time, homie. But he keep saying, f**k Tr3way, f**k that n***a, Tr3yway. Ain’t no n***a, Tr3way. **k Treway.” Shotti responded with a laugh, “I’mma feed him though.” The feds reportedly believe “feed” is slang for “unloading bullets.”
Tekashi was arrested on November 18 on six counts of various racketeering, firearms, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy murder charges. He pled not guilty to all the charges and his federal trial date is set for September 4, 2019.
The “Fefe” hitmaker will remain incarcerated for the foreseeable future, after previously having a bail offer rejected amid concerns his freedom would pose a threat to society. His attorney Lance Lazzaro is planning to appeal the ruling, but he postponed his emergency bail hearing earlier this month over fear for the safety of his family after severing ties with his managers, promoters and agencies.
He was transferred from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to a new federal facility on Wednesday, November 21 due to “security reasons.” His attorney said that his client had been “receiving threats from other inmates.”
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