NYPD Reveals Tekashi 6ix9ine Was not Arrested In "Billy" Video shoot
Don't believe the hype.
The rumors of Tekashi 6ix9ine be detained in a video shoot for his song "Billy" are false, according to the New York Police Department. The police department told HipHopDX that Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was removed from the scene as a safety precaution and immediately let go after being taken by the officers.
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Tekashi previously posted about a possible police presence in the "Billy" video session on the afternoon of Tuesday (27 February). Not long after, videos began to emerge on social media that showed the cops removing him of a large crowd on hand for the shoot. The situation gave rise to rumors of an arrest, but Tekashi not seen in the cuffs.
BREAKING: NYPD arrest Tekashi 69 at his video shoot for his song "BILLY" pic.twitter.com/o2qVxES3Kh
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@6ix9ine_ Arrested By #NYPD For Billy Music Video Shoot! #6ix9ine #tekashi69 #Billy #IllestSocietyCo
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According to TMZ, Tekashi did not have a permit to shoot the video. Even if there is a concern for your safety, what would have been off anyway.
The department of police intervention in Tekashi the filming of the video comes a week after he was involved in an altercation at LAX Airport. The controversial artist has also been threatened by gang members, which led to the arrest of three men at the San Antonio International Airport.