The rapper was arrested for a misdemeanor battery charge.
Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was behind bars in Rikers Island following his arrest over a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly choking a teenager in Harris County, Texas.
The 22-year-old had been awaiting extradition at Rikers, but the judge allowed him to post $150k bail so lang as he flew back to Harris County, Texas to surrender himself.
The rapper reportedly flew to Texas over the weekend and surrendered early Monday morning. According to a report in TMZ, 6ix9ine posted $5k bail and walked out.
His arraignment is being confirmed for Friday, though TMZ reports he may be appearing in court as early as today.
The rapper was arrested after an incident at a Texas mall earlier this year. A 16-year-old boy reportedly insulted 6ix9ine, calling him a “gay ice cream truck,” and was placed in a chokehold as a result. The teen pressed charges after the exchange.
The misdemeanor carries a maximum of 1 year in jail.
After his release, the rapper recorded an Instagram Live video and can be heard saying, “Why my city do me like that?… Shoutout to these lawyers.”
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