6ix9ine Arrested In NYC For Alleged Texas Mall Attack On Fan

By James Dinh

July 11, 2018

6ix9ine was arrested at JFK Airport in New York City on an outstanding arrest warrant, TMZ reported on Wednesday afternoon (July 11).

As iHeartRadio first reported, 6ix9ine reportedly choked a fan inside of Houston's Galleria Mall in January, prompting the Houston Police Department to file and sign off on a citation/warrant months after the incident. Immediately after returning from his European tour, authorities arrested the rapper as soon as he landed in the Big Apple, but Team 6ix9ine said they were aware of the warrant and intended to handle the matter soon. They also told TMZ that the NYPD had no business arresting him and extraditing him to Texas for a misdemeanor case. 

According to court documents from May 10, the rapper (born Daniel Hernandez) committed the misdemeanor offense of assault (bodily injury) on Santiago Albarran, who stated that the star "grabbed him by the neck, causing small scratch marks and pain" after he pulled out his camera to record him at the shopping venue on January 6, 2018. 

In case you missed out, Tekashi and fellow rapper Ugly God organized a fan meetup in early January, which resulted in the physical altercation between Tekashi and the 16-year-old. After the rapper reportedly yelled at him to erase the footage, the complainant claimed that Tekashi grabbed him by the neck with his hand, prompting his bodyguards to surround the pair in the mall. Albarran's family was with him during the incident, so he finally erased the footage in an attempt to not escalate the altercation. Later on, he reported the incident to the authorities and took to the blogosphere to go public with the debacle. Ugly God took to Twitter to defend his friend in a now-deleted tweet, admitting that the assault was provoked by Albarran, who tossed out several insults to make a moment out of the encounter. 

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