While testifying under oath, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine said Cardi B was a gang member as part of a case against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang.
According to the New York Daily News, 6ix9ine (whose real name is Daniel Hernandez) said under cross-examination when defense attorney Alex Huot asked him,
“You knew Cardi B was a Blood?”
Cardi B had already admitted to associating with members of the gang in a GQ profile last year.
“When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of Bloods.”
But a representative of her label, Atlantic Records, told Billboardon Thursday she was never a member of the gang, saying simply,
“This is not true.”
Cardi B did not make a public statement, but she appeared to address the issue in an Instagram post of a now viral video clip of actress Keke Palmer saying, while being showed a photo of former vice president Dick Cheney,
“I don’t know who this man is”
6ix9ine was testifying in court Thursday as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, defendant Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack. The twoallegedly abducted and robbed 6ix9ine after a falling out.
Both defendants have denied the charges, with an attorney for Ellison portraying the alleged kidnapping as a publicity stunt.
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