Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified about his ties to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang in Manhattan court Tuesday.
The “TIC TOC” rapper confirmed Cardi was a Bloods member, but claimed he worked his way to fame in a different way than Cardi. Tekashi said the “Please Me” rapper featured Bloods members in her music videos. (RELATED: Cardi B Attacks NYPD Over Instagram Live In Fiery Rant)
“I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he said during court.
6ix9ine names Cardi B as a member of the Nine Trey Bloods.
He reportedly said he didn’t follow her recipe to fame: “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention.”
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“Here’s the thing,” Cardi said in her interview with GQ. “I never really wanted to talk about that, because I always wanted a music deal. I always want to keep my endorsements. 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,” the rapper added. “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.”