A federal magistrate judge Monday ordered him held until a Tuesday bail hearing. Judge Henry Pitman cited the discovery of evidence from a gunpoint robbery and an automatic pistol found in his home as reason to deny bail.
6ix9ine was among five people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said 6ix9nine — whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez — posed no threat and had fired some of his co-defendants as part of his management and security team last week. His debut album, Day69, was among the most downloaded records on iTunes.
Prosecutors say a conviction could result in a mandatory 32-year prison sentence and possibly life.
Federal authorities say the rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine is (teh-KAH'-shee sihks-NEYN') is in custody and awaiting a Manhattan court appearance.
The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, is among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges.
Prosecutors didn't immediately detail the allegations against the rapper.
The authorities also arrested three of Hernandez's former associates.
An attorney who has previously represented Hernandez did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Monday.
6ix9ine has been among the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months. His debut album, Day69, is among the most downloaded records on iTunes.
But he's had several run-ins with law enforcement. He recently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn Criminal Court in connection with a May traffic stop.