U.S. rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine finds himself in legal turmoil once again as Dominican Republic authorities apprehended him on charges of domestic violence.
Townflex Entertainment reports that the 27-year-old artist, whose real name is Daniel Hernández, was taken into custody on Wednesday (January 18, 2024) and is set to make a court appearance on Thursday.
Currently detained in the capital of Santo Domingo, Hernández’s legal standing remains uncertain, with no immediate details available, including the presence of legal representation.
On Thursday, a judge is poised to determine whether the rapper will be confined or released on bond during the ongoing investigation.
This arrest adds to Hernández’s legal saga, as he faced a similar situation last October when accused of assaulting a local music producer at a seaside hotel in the Dominican Republic. The incident occurred during a recording session with his Dominican rapper partner, Yailín la Más Viral.
Not a stranger to legal controversies, the rapper, previously implicated in the U.S. for allegedly using a violent gang as a “personal hit squad,” managed to sidestep imprisonment by providing testimony against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods on the East Coast.
In March 2023, 6ix9ine became the target of assault in Florida, captured on footage showing him under attack outside a gym sauna. Three individuals, Rafael Medina Jr, Octavious Medina, and Anthony Maldonado, were arrested for assaulting and robbing the rapper.
Further complicating matters, a Texas promoter filed a lawsuit against 6ix9ine in December 2021, alleging that he accepted payment for a concert in Humble, Texas, only to abruptly leave without delivering his performance. Court documents from JJD Entertainment reveal that 6ix9ine flew to Humble, “grabbed the money in cash, then left.”