6ix9ine was denied bail on Thursday (July 12) after being arrested in New York the previous day on an outstanding warrant issued in Texas for misdemeanor assault.
Houston police have charged the “Gummo” rapper with choking a teenage boy at Galleria Mall during an altercation that allegedly took place in January. He is currently in custody and awaits officials who will extradite him to Texas. His next court hearing is on July 20.
Video surfaced of the altercation in question in May, which appears to show 6ix9ine forcefully grabbing and pulling 16-year-old Santiago Albarran’s sweatshirt hood. Albarran’s parents later reported the incident to police, claiming scratch marks on their son’s neck proved he was choked.
Tekashi admitted during his Thursday hearing that it “wasn’t very responsible” to tour Europe while dodging an arrest warrant, according to The Blast. (He was arrested at JFK Airport after returning from tour.) He also noted that he financially supports his mother and two-year-old daughter.
Still, the judge ruled the rapper to be a flight risk and denied him bail. 6ix9ine’s mother reportedly cried in court after hearing the news.
The judge also scolded the rapper for getting arrested multiple times since signing a plea deal for filming sexual videos with a minor, per TMZ. Tekashi was charged in May with assaulting a police officer and driving without a license.