Tekashi 6ix9ine was taken captive by his former Bloods gang associates once their relationship soured — then forced to hand over a bounty of bling including a prized “My Little Pony” necklace pendant worth $95,000, he testified on Wednesday.
The face-tattooed rapper — who is testifying against reputed Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods associates Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack — fought back tears in Manhattan federal court describing how he was allegedly kidnapped on July 22, 2018, in Brooklyn by the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods — then stripped of the pricey jewelry.
His pilfered cartoon-inspired pendant was made of 27 carats’ worth of VVS diamonds and featured a mane of hair taken from Tekashi’s own head. TMZ reported he paid $45,000 for the piece itself plus $50,000 for the chain.
He’d shown off the bizarre ornament an video posted online just days beforehand on July 18 — which was played to jurors in the courtroom Wednesday.
“We got a new piece. Never been done before. My Little Pony with actual f–king hair. Human hair. We f–king did it again,” the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, said in the clip as a pal clasped the accessory around his neck. “Hottest jewelry in the f–king game, man.”
The anecdote came as the entertainer told the court how he was robbed of the glittery bauble.
The musician said he was returning home from a music video shoot that day when his vehicle was rear-ended by another driver.
Assuming it was someone drunk, [my driver] Jorge gets out of the car,” he told the court. “I am looking at the rear-view mirror and I see a guy running up to the passenger side.”
Tekashi said the armed man, who, he identified as “Sha,” confronted him with Ellison and told him to, “Give me everything.”
“Bro, I put money in your pocket, I did right by you. I was tired of being extorted,” the rapper said he pleaded to Ellison.
With an ultimatum to get into their car or be shot, Tekashi said he was ushered into the vehicle, where Ellison jumped into the driver’s seat, he said.
“I’m thinking to myself, should I run out of the car? But know I can’t outrun a bullet,” he told the court.
He was then taken out the car and thrown to the ground, where Shaw pummeled him in the face, he claimed.
Then, while Ellison recorded with his phone, the “Fefe” singer was forced to renounce his membership in the Bloods.
“Harv made me say, three times, ‘I’m not Billy,'” said Tekashi, referring to slang for Blood loyalists.
But the gangbangers weren’t satisfied — they then asked what he was willing to pay to save his own life.
“If you don’t kill me … I’ll give you $100-grand, the bank opens in the morning,” he says he told Ellison, who is on trial for the kidnapping and other gang crimes.
He said the pair ultimately agreed to let Tekashi go if he handed over six-figures of his jewelry — including a “6ix9ine” chain, Rolex President and the “My Little Pony” piece that he had stashed inside his daughter’s pink Mickey Mouse Pampers bag.
When they ultimately let him go, the rapper ran off and jumped into the first car he saw. He pleaded with the reluctant driver to help him, but in the process of fleeing, the driver inadvertently pulled up right behind Ellison and Mack’s car. They managed to stay unnoticed, and the driver eventually dropped Tekashi at a police station, he told the court.
Tekashi’s testimony marked his second day on the stand in the trial against Ellison and Mack, who are facing charges of racketeering and narcotics trafficking.
The rapper joined their reputed gang following the September 2017 release of his debut single “Gummo,” but many members considered him a fairweather gangster, and the kidnapping came after Ellison was kicked out of Tekashi’s entourage.
He testified Tuesday that he flipped on the crew just a day after he was busted by the feds for gang-related activity in November last year. He is expected to take the stand again on Thursday.