Tekashi 6ix9ine has had a misdemeanor assault case against him dropped, TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via Harris County, Texas records. In his motion for dismissal, the Harris County Assistant District Attorney writes that “moving” 6ix9ine “is now a security risk,” due to the rapper’s guilty plea in a federal racketeering case, as well as his cooperation with the federal government and recent testimony against alleged gang members.
The misdemeanor assault case stems from a January 2018 incident in which 6ix9ine allegedly choked a teenage boy at the Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas. According to a police report, Hernandez and his security allegedly demanded that the teenager erase video footage of the incident from his phone. In October 2018, the teenager wrote a letter to the District Attorney’s office, asking for the charges against 6ix9ine to be dropped.
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