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Tekashi 69 alleges Cardi B was a Bloods gang member

A representative for the rap princess is denying the allegation.


Dominic-Madori Davis


Posted on Sep 19, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 3:24 am CDT

On Thursday, Tekashi 69 lived up to his Tekashi Snitch Nine moniker by outing more alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, including rap princess Cardi B.

Tekashi 69, born Daniel Hernandez, was arrested in late 2018 on racketeering, gun, and drug charges. He agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in exchange for a lighter sentence. And this cooperation has included outing the gang afflictions of fellow rappers.

However, Hernandez outing Cardi B as a member of the Bloods comes as no surprise to many Cardi B fans. Even though Cardi B’s representative has denied Hernandez’s claim that she was a member specifically of the Nine Trey subset of the Bloods, Cardi herself has always stated that she was at one point affiliated with another subset of the Bloods, the Brims.

“When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of Bloods,” she once told GQ. “I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it poppin’. You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did. And something that—it’s not like, oh, you leave. You don’t leave. Stripping changed my life. When I was a stripper, I didn’t give a fuck about gangs, because I was so focused on making money.”

Hernandez also said in court that he didn’t copy the way she rose to fame. “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he said.

People reacted to the news with an onslaught of memes and jokes.

“Judge: Mr. Hernandez, you’re still facing up to 2 years in prison. 6ix9ine: What do you think the B in Cardi B stands for?” Twitter user @taebandss_ wrote.





Hernandez also revealed rapper Jim Jones was affiliated with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, with a lot more names probably to come.

“Just saw 6ix9ine snitching on Jim Jones. Then seen Shia LaBeouf trending, I thought 6ix9ine got him too. It’s too much going on today,” Twitter user @drocthaboss wrote.


If anything, Tekashi 69 should probably start calling himself a former rapper now.


H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2019, 5:55 pm CDT