Another day, another legal win for Tekashi69 (aka 6ix9ine). The Brooklyn-based rapper has been in and out of court over the past few weeks for a handful of legal issues, and he’s one step closer to settling another pressing case. According to a new report by the New York Daily News, 6ix9ine agreed to a plea deal in an officer assault case.
6ix9ine, 22, was able to get his misdemeanor assault charge dropped when he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in court on Wednesday, Nov. 14, the NYDN reported. The charges stemmed from an incident that took place back in May between an NYPD lieutenant and the “STOOPID” rapper. Cops gave 6ix9ine a desk appearance ticket after he was caught parked illegally in front of a fire hydrant and presented a suspended driver’s license.
But during the stop, cops discovered that 6ix9ine had a warrant out for his arrest in Texas. While the cops were trying to arrest 6ix9ine to take him into custody, he allegedly squeezed and twisted a lieutenant’s hand so hard that it caused swelling — which is why he was initially charged with assault on a police officer.
After 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to his reduced disorderly conduct charge, he was ordered to pay a $120 and was released on the condition that he will not try to sue the NYPD, he will not publicly talk about the incident, and that he stay out of legal trouble for a year, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office told the NYDN. If 6ix9ine doesn’t follow those conditions, he could be facing jail time.
This is the second legal issue that 6ix9ine resolved in recent weeks. Last month, he was sentenced to four years probation in a child sex performance act case, as In Touch previously reported. Earlier this week, a suspect in 6ix9ine’s July pistol-whipping and kidnapping incident was arrested, according to the Daily Mail.