6ix9ine's legal battle continues.
After being indicted on racketeering and firearms charges last week, the rapper officially pleaded not guilty during a court appearance on Monday (Nov. 26).
The Brooklyn rapper, his recently fired manager Kifano "Shottie" Jordan and three former associates; Faheem "Crippy" Walter, Jensel "Ish" Butler and Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones, are being accused of terrorizing New York City as part of the offshoot gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. His lawyer began arguing that the rapper is not affiliated with a gang in actuality, but portrays a gangster persona in order to market his music.
As reported, all but Walter — who wasn't in the courtroom due to reportedly seeking medical treatment stemming from a prior injury — pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Additionally, 6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, confirmed rumors his client has been transferred to a different location. Per Lazzaro, "He was moved because of his co-defendants' threats. He is pretty good, but he's not happy."
The rapper initially was placed in general population at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after being denied bail.
According to reports, a pre-trial conference is set for January 22 and the trial will begin in September 2019.
At the time of this report, 6ix9ine and his former associates remain in custody.