6ix9ine Reportedly Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges, Trial Set for 2019

The rising rapper faces two life sentence charges

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Tekashi 6ix9ine has pled not guilty to federal racketeering and weapons charges, Pitchfork and TMZ report. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice has stated that a pre-trail conference will take place on January 22, 2019 with a trial date set for September 4, 2019.

6ix9ine was arrested on Nov. 19 along with five others, including his former manager “Shottie” a.k.a. Kifano Jordan. The lengthy indictment charges the defendants with “participating in the operation and management of” the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Two of the weapons charges 6ix9ine faces carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Last weekend, his album Dummy Boy leaked online after becoming temporarily available for digital purchase on his website.