The lawsuit claims that 6ix9ine had already accepted a $225K advance payment in October 2018, days before the scheduled release of 6ix9ine’s debut studio album, Dummy Boy – and shorty before federal agents swooped in and arrested the rapper and members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang on charges of Racketeering, and other charges, making it impossible for 6ix9ine to execute his duties as per the contract terms. Previous to signing the contract with Fashion Nova, 6ix9ine was arrested and charged with statutory rape.
The highly publicized case was resolved in October 2015 when 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance.
After his arrest, 6ix9ine turned government witness, testifying against all of his associates in the Nine Trey gang. Fashion Nova claims 6ix9ine’s decision to become a cooperating witness for the government is bad for their brand.
The retailer goes on to state that they were unaware 6ix9ine was involved in criminal activity, and his engaging in illegal actions constituted a breach of the contractual agreement.
In November 2018 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, firearms possession, and murder conspiracy. He had faced from 32 to life in prison before becoming a federal witness. In December 2019 he was sentenced to 2 years in prison. With time served, he may be freed as early as August 2020.