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Tekashi 6ix9ine Detained in the Dominican Republic During Domestic Violence Probe

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, also known as Daniel Hernández, has been arrested in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on charges related to domestic violence, as reported by the Associated Press on Wednesday, January 17.

The 27-year-old artist is set to appear in court on Thursday, January 18, where a judge will decide on his status during the ongoing domestic violence investigation. Depending on the judge's decision, Tekashi 6ix9ine may either remain in custody or be released on bond.

This isn't the first encounter between Hernández and the Dominican Republic National Police. In October, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two music producers, leading to his surrender to the authorities based on a warrant obtained by the police.

While Tekashi 6ix9ine has no prior arrests related to domestic violence, he admitted to years of such behavior from 2011 to 2018 during a cooperation agreement with the government at a pre-trial hearing in New York in 2019. Back then, he pleaded guilty to nine federal counts in a racketeering case, seeking a reduced sentence.

The rapper's journey, marked by highs and lows, was previously documented in a 2019 Rolling Stone feature. This coverage delved into the racketeering charges and Tekashi 6ix9ine's affiliation with the Nine Trey Bloods prison gang. Despite the image he presented in his music, his criminal defense attorney, Lance Lazzaro, emphasized that Tekashi 6ix9ine was not a gangster.

As Hernández awaits the judge's decision in the Dominican Republic, it remains unclear whether he currently has legal representation in the country.

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