Under cross-examination on Thursday at the trial of Anthony "Harv" Ellison and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack, rapper-turned-government-star-witness 6ix9ine testified that Cardi B was once a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, per Page Six.
A representative for Cardi B denied 6ix9ine's claim in an email to The FADER this afternoon.
According to Page Six's report, 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez) "ticked off the names of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members" on the stand:
Under cross-examination, Tekashi confirmed that Cardi B was a Blood member, though he denied he copied her blueprint for fame by including members in his music videos.
“I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he told the court.
6ix9ine insisted that he had no intention of copying Cardi B's rise to fame by including Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members in his videos. “I knew who she was. I didn’t pay attention,” he said, according to Page Six's report.
The rapper also testified that The Diplomats' Jim Jones — whom 6ix9ine referred to as a "retired rapper" despite the release of a new LP earlier this year — was also a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. That report comes from Matthew Russell Lee, who's been reporting from the federal courtroom in Manhattan all week.
Q: Who is Jim Jones?#6ix9ine: He's a retired rapper.— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 19, 2019
Q: Is he a member of Nine Trey?