The Game has spoken out on Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s ongoing legal troubles, saying that new and aspiring hip-hop artists should take notice of the latter’s situation and instead “focus on music, family and your money”.
Yesterday (November 26), 6ix9ine – real name Daniel Hernandez – pled not guilty to the racketeering and firearms charges he was arrested for earlier this month. In a recent statement of innocence, the rapper’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro said: “Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him. An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”
The Game has now addressed 6ix9ine’s recent arrest and charges on Instagram, describing the recent news as “sad” and advising young and up-and-coming artists to use 6ix9ine’s situation as a lesson for themselves.
“This is sad,” Game wrote in an Instagram comment. “This kid ain’t een [sic] bout that life but the pigs will make it look like he was John Gotti on paper n [sic] try to make an example out of him.
“I encourage all new & young artists to just focus on your music family & your money,” he added. “Trying to be Gangsta for fickle fans ain’t the way.”
6ix9ine was denied bail yesterday after pleading not guilty to the charges. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for January 22, 2019, while the trial itself will not start until September 4, 2019.