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Rapper Tekashi69 --thestage name for Danny Hernandez --shattered the informal code of silence typical of celebrity defendants and spoke about gang ties in the entertainment industry during a court appearance in New York City last month.
In testimony against two alleged members of Nine Trey, an East Coast wing of the United Blood Nation street gang, the 23-year-old platinum-selling rapper detaileda life of robberies, assaults [and]drugs, leading to theconviction of the duo onracketeering conspiracy and other charges.
The eccentric rappers testimony revealed that the same gang-worldaffiliation that helped boosthis brand also came at a cost. Hernandez told jurors he joined the notorious gang, not only to earn credibility, butin part to aid his career in the limelight -- even confessing to paying a fellow member to shoot at a rival rapper in New York City last summer.
Shortly after the shooting, Hernandez himself was a target, gettingkidnapped in Brooklyn and escaping only after turningover hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and claiming not to be part of Nine Trey. Hernandez testified during the trial last week that the pair of defendants were hiscaptors. He said the twoallegedly viewed him as a poser and not an authentic gangster. Hernandez, too, was charged with racketeering, gunand drug charges but cooperated with federal authorities.
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Hernandezs wild story, however, is far from an isolated case, federal law enforcement officials told Fox News, noting itspart of a dangerous trend in the entertainment industry.
It is almost a pre-requisite these days to belong to a gang. It has become part of popular culture and commercialized. Its also an important part of an artists public relations campaign, said one New York-based federal agent, tasked with infiltrating gangs and arresting members. It is basically saying that the route you need to take is to join a gang to get successful. Thirteenand 14-year-olds with impressionable minds see this happen.
Law enforcement officials told Fox News they viewthe entertainment industry all too often actingas a marketing machine that glorifies gang violence and pushes it into the mainstream. The National Gang Center estimates there are around 850,000 gang members nationwide. Meanwhile, up to 80 percent of gun murders in major cities each year classified as being gang-related.
In the case of Hernandez, authorities saidhe wasnt a Blood at the beginning of his career. But once he started to get social media attention in 2017 -- and those around him saw he could make money from a gangconnection --his fan appeal took off.
The Dummy Boy performer is hardly alone.
Despite denials from her spokespeople, famed female rapper Cardi B whose name was brought into the trial by Hernandez was characterized as a member of the Bloods. Since her rise to fame four years ago, the 26-year-old whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almnzar has curated an image largely influenced by the color red, a theme also threaded throughout her lyrics, such asthese is red bottoms, there is bloody shoes and Red Barz.
She has also switched out C for B, illuminating keywords such as Binderella, and even claiming that guests to her wedding would be expected to wear her signature hue. In an interview with GQ last year, the hit rapper finally fessed up, saying she became a Blood at age 16 and had been repping it for such a long time despite declining participation and advising other young girls not to follow in her footsteps.
The L.A. Bloods pointed out, according toTMZ, that troubled singer Chris Brown despite throwing up gang signs wasnot an initiated member of the gang, thoughthey were fine with him representing the brand. According to court documents obtained by Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne, Birdman and Young Thug are also members of the Bloods and were caught in the crossfire after Waynes tour bus was shot at by Young Thugs tour manager in April 2015.
And buried below the surface of a flashy public persona, experts warn of a darkunderbelly fueled by violence, crime and drugs.
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Meanwhile, one longtime gang investigator with the Los Angeles Police Department, who requested anonymity, said up and coming artists need to understand thattalent is talent.
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If they can make millions, they will get signed regardless of affiliation, the source said. Some will pay people from the neighborhood to act as their security. The smart ones and those who are properly managed will have ex-cops to act as their security. Keeping [gang members]at an arms-length; far enough not to cause harm to them.B: