Tekashi 6ix9ine continued his testimony today (September 19) at the trial of Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. On the stand, he alleged that Diplomats’ Jim Jones is a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. During cross-examination, prosecutors played an audio clip of a man, who 6ix9ine identified as Jim Jones, stating, “Now he got to get violated,” allegedly in reference to 6ix9ine.
During his testimony, 6ix9ine referred to Jim Jones as a “retired rapper.” Jones released a new album called El Capo in May 2019. Earlier this year, during a radio appearance, Jones discussed 6ix9ine’s cooperation with the federal government, stating, “He did some actions that he can’t come back from, so his name non-mentionable,” according to XXL.
In addition, according to Page Six, 6ix9ine said in court today that Cardi B is a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. 6ix9ine also reportedly stated that he did not try to mimic Cardi’s rise to fame. “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he said, according to Page Six.
Following news of 6ix9ine’s testimony, Atlantic Records denied to Billboard the rapper’s claims that Cardi B is a member of Nine Trey. Earlier this year, Cardi told GQ’s Caity Weaver, “When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of... Bloods. 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.”
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork