6ix9ine’s Bodyguard Shot Outside New York City Restaurant
Hours after 6ix9ine was sentenced to four years probation in his sexual misconduct case, the rapper's bodyguard was shot outside of a restaurant in New York where a post-court ruling celebration was taking place today (Oct. 26).
According to The Shade Room, who first broke the news, Tekashi and his entourage were on Madison Avenue and E. 59th Street near Philippe Chow restaurant. The "Gummo" rapper and his crew were apparently meeting up with an executive from 10k Projects, the label where 6ix9ine is signed, for a party. A bodyguard for the 10k Projects executive informed the Brooklyn rhymer he would only be allowed to enter the restaurant, and ultimately denied Tekashi's entourage, which resulted in an argument.
TMZ reports that during the argument, a third party walked up to the restaurant and fired four gun shots, subsequently hitting Tekashi's bodyguard in the stomach. The bodyguard was taken to the hospital.
Law enforcement officials shot at the suspect in an attempt to capture him and believe he was hit by gunfire as a result. Cops are currently searching for the gunman.
Earlier today, during 6ix9ine's court sentencing, the judge told him he had to stay out of trouble to avoid prison time. The polarizing artist informed the judge that he is a role model and plans to do better.
"I have millions of youth that look at me as a role model and the last place I want to be is incarcerated, they don't deserve it," he said to the judge. "Thank you."
As part of the terms of his new probation, 6ix9ine will have to stop associating with gang members while avoiding all gang activity.
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