Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared in New York court on Monday morning (Nov. 26), where he pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering and firearms charges. TMZ reports the Brookyln rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, will remain in custody along with his co-defendants. The group have been in custody since their arrest on Nov. 18.

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A pre-trial conference has been set for January 22, with Tekashi’s trial scheduled to take place in September 2019. At this point, it is unclear if 6ix9ine will remain in custody during that full time span. TMZ reports the rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazarro, is planning to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. Tekashi was previously denied bail when Lazzaro offered to pay $750,000, plus offered to surrender his passport and remain on house arrest.

We don’t fold, we don’t bend, we don’t break. It’s Tr3yway,” said Shotti (Kifano Jordan), 6ix9ine’s former manager during Monday’s court date, as reported by Complex.

6ix9ine along with his former associates, Jordan, Faheem Walter and Jensel Butler were all arrested in New York on Nov. 18 on federal racketeering and firearms charges. The indictment claims Hernandez and the other defendants “participated in the operation and management of” the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. The group are accused of robbing rival gang members at gunpoint on April 3. The indictment also reveals the group are bring tied to a shooting incident on July 16 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Hernandez and Joran are each facing six counts, including discharging a firearm while committing a crime. That charge carries a minimum 25-year sentence and a maximum penalty of life in prison.

After being placed in general population following the arrest, 6ix9ine was transferred to an unknown private facility for fear of his safety.

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