The saying goes, pics or it didn't happen ... and in Tekashi69's case, the feds say they have all they need to prove his involvement in multiple crimes ... TMZ has learned.
Federal prosecutors filed documents, obtained by TMZ, which include more than a dozen images of Tekashi, his ex-manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan (aka Tr3way) and other crew members pulling armed robberies and shootings. The evidence seems to have him dead to rights.
According to the docs, cops grabbed videos from phones belonging to 6ix9ine or crew members and matched them with surveillance videos of an April 3 armed robbery in Brooklyn. They say the images prove Shotti pulled the robbery, and cops believe Tekashi watched from the street and recorded video.
There's a screen grab from that video, which prosecutors think Tekashi gave to a 3rd party to post on the Internet. Also included ... matching shots of a backpack that was stolen, and later found in Tekashi's home during a Sept. raid. That raid also turned up an AR-15 rifle.
Prosecutors filed these images as proof Tekashi should be held without bail. In the docs, they point out he's a flight risk because he frequently takes "as much as $100,000 in a single [bank] withdrawal." They made their point. Tekashi's still sitting in a federal facility ... without bail.
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While his legal troubles are still fresh in our memories, the exact clarity of them has been somewhat blurred. Ever since his release from prison earlier this year, Kodak Black has been celebrated by his fans as he prepares a new album for release this month. If you're unfamiliar with his shotty past, here's a quick debrief.
In 2016, Kodak was charged with sexual assault. The woman accusing him was at one of his performances in February 2016 and after the show, she was accompanied to his hotel room. He allegedly "couldn't help himself" as he tore off her clothes and proceeded to bite and sexually assault her. Of course, until (and if) he's convicted, it's a little tricky to pick sides. According to an NBC affiliate, Kodak was in court yesterday for a short hearing as his defense attorneys requested that all pretrial matters be discussed in the judge's chambers. The request was reportedly made so that conversations could be had without the presence of cameras.
His trial is set to begin in April of next year and if he's convicted, he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. Kodak Black's new album Dying To Live is expected to release next week.
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#Skins projected to debut at #1 selling over 140K/160K units first week. 📈 #TheRedTape
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As the year-end tallies begin to roll in, it should come as no surprise that Jay-Z and Beyonce are topping lists in a span in which they dropped off a joint album and took their On The Run tour back on the road. This year, The Carters' On The Run II Tour finished off with $253.5 million as reported by Billboard Boxscore.
They officially wrapped up the full run in October in Seattle in a 48-date stadium trek that included 18 shows in Europe, including a two-night stint at London Stadium worth $11 million with over 125,000 tickets sold. After dropping their Everything Is Love joint album a few dates in, they debuted that "APESHIT" banger in Paris before coming back home for 30 North American shows. Their highest-earning stretch would be from their appearance in Atlanta at the Mercedes Benz Stadium where they racked up $14.1 million.
It marks an increase of 132 percent over the original On The Run Tour, which amassed $109.6 million in 2014. That year OTR was named eighth on the Billboard Top Tours list while this year, OTR II clocks in at No. 3, only competing with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's respective runs.
Sheeran earns the top spot as he earns nearly half a billion with a staggering figure of $429,491,502 on a tour that he still hasn't completed for his two-year Divide run, becoming only the sixth tour run to gross more than $300 million in one year. The tour originally kicked off in March 2017 and has a total of 14 legs. After wrapping up his most recent leg in North America last month, he will begin Leg 11 in Latin America in February before finally bringing things to a close in August of next year.
Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour earns her No. 2 with a note of $315.3 million while the rest of the top 5 tours are rounded out by Bruno Mars at fourth with $237.8 million and P!nk who closes out with $180.4 million.
Tekashi69 isn't getting the red carpet treatment in federal lockup -- several Crips wasted NO time "gangsta checking" him, and TMZ has learned that's what got him transferred to a new facility.
The tense showdown went down November 19 at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, right after 6ix9ine was denied bail ... according to our law enforcement sources.
We're told Tekashi, an alleged member of the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods, was confronted by inmates affiliated with the Crips who were in the intake area as he arrived. That's when one inmate 'G Checked' him -- meaning stepped up to him to see if he's a real gangsta or just a wannabe.
We're told the Crip told Tekashi he better understand who's in charge -- and the only thing that saved him from a beatdown was the fact prison staffers quickly intervened.
His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, says 6ix9ine "was being threatened in jail. However, he was not scared nor did he request being removed. The [Bureau of Prisons], acting upon these threats, removed him to a different facility to eliminate the threat." TMZ broke the story ... the new facility where he ended up is sometimes used for witnesses who cut deals. Our sources said Tekashi specifically asked to be in a unit away from Crips and Bloods.
We reached out to the BOP regarding the Crip incident, but a rep wouldn't comment because Tekashi's no longer in their custody.