New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine was charged with assault on Monday (May 21) after allegedly grabbing and squeezing the hand of a police officer while he was in custody for driving with a suspended license.
UK Hip HopTalk has confirmed with the NYPD that police approached 6ix9ine’s vehicle on Sunday (May 20) because he was parked in front of a fire hydrant. After officers ran his name through the system, they discovered he had a suspended license. NYPD said he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
Page Six and Spectrum News NY1’s Myles Miller reported additional charges were imposed against 6ix9ine after an incident at the 77th Precinct station house.
“While a Lieutenant was removing handcuffs from 6ix9ine] who was in police custody, he] grabbed the Lieutenant by the hand, squeezing and twisting his hands causing pain and swelling,” a NYPD spokesperson told UK Hip HopTalk.
UK Hip HopTalk confirmed 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has been charged with assault on a police officer.
NEW: Rapper Tekashi @6ix9ine was charged with assault on a police officer this morning, police say. He squeezed and twisted the wrist of a lieutenant, while in custody. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/CLNEbdhTzy
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) May 21, 2018
6ix9ine has been mired by legal woes since pleading guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015. Last month, his next court date in the case was postponed.
More recently, a warrant for misdemeanor assault was reportedly issued in Texas following an incident in which the controversial artist allegedly choked a fan at The Galleria in Houston.