Tekashi 6ix9ine’s album release postponed after arrest

It's been postponed until further notice...

The release of Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s debut album has been delayed, only days after the controversial rapper was arrested on firearms and racketeering charges.

The New York star was set to release ‘Dummy Boy’ tomorrow (November 23), but it’s now been confirmed that the record will drop at a later date.

““Due to circumstances beyond our control we have postponed the release of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy until further notice,” a post on the star’s Instagram confirms.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Kanye West will feature on the record, alongside an appearance from Nicki Minaj. Posting on Instagram, Minaj also confirmed the record’s delay and offered a message of support.

For reasons beyond music, the record company will hold off on putting his project out for now. Danny, I love you and am praying for you, your Mother, daughter & her Mom during this time“, she wrote.

At an initial hearing on Monday, judges in New York warned that the star faced 32 years to life in prison. The firearms and rackeeting charges facing the star eportedly arise from a five-year investigation into the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, of which 6ix9ine is allegedly a member.

Yesterday, his own lawyer said the rapper is a “victim” who is “completely innocent” of the charges made against him.

“Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” attorney Lance Lazzaro wrote in a statement.  “An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”