American rapper, 6IX9INE, could be facing three years in jail, according to reports.
The 22-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is known for his recent top 10 entry in the Billboard Hot 100 with the song ‘Fefe’, which features Nicki Minaj.
In 2015, Hernandez allegedly shared a sex video of a 13-year-old. He pleaded guilty to Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance.
The rapper was on probation, where he was ordered to not commit another crime for two years. He broke the terms by getting arrested twice.
In May, he was arrested for unlicensed driving and the alleged assault of a police officer.
In January, 6IX9INE was due to appear in court for a case in which he’s accused of choking a 16-year-old in Houston’s Galleria Mall. He did not turn up to the hearing, and so was then arrested in July.
According to Pitchfork, on August 3 the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office filed a letter to the judge in charge of the case, recommending the rapper be given one-to-three years in jail for his crimes.
Prosecutors also think Tekashi 6IX9INE should be registered as a sex offender.
He was taken into custody by police on Wednesday at JFK airport, New York, immediately after returning from the European leg of his tour.
Hernandez then appeared in court on Thursday