6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

6ix9ine is an American Rapper, singer, and songwriter born on May 8, 1996. His music style is aggressive and he’s recognizable for his colorful hair numerous tattoos legal troubles and public feuds with celebrities.

Hernandez gained attention with his guest appearance on Trippie Redd‘s song “Poles 1469” in 2017. His solo debut “Gummo” also in 2017 became a surprise hit. This led to his first mixtape Day69 in 2018 featuring hits like “Kooda” and “Keke” with Fetty Wap, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and “Gotti” all making the Billboard Hot 100. His collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “Fefe” reached number three on the charts. Despite mixed reviews his debut album “Dummy Boy” peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and went platinum.

In 2015, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance resulting in probation and community service. In 2018 he faced serious charges including racketeering and weapons offenses which could have meant decades in prison. He cooperated with prosecutors leading to a reduced sentence of two years served partly under house arrest due to health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After his release, 6ix9ine saw brief commercial success with singles like “Gooba” and “Trollz” with Nicki Minaj both reaching high on the Billboard Hot 100. His subsequent albums TattleTales and Leyenda Viva didn’t match his earlier success. His reputation took a hit due to his cooperation with authorities in the Nine Trey Gangsters trial causing backlash from many in the hip hop community.

Full NameDaniel Hernandez
Date of BirthMay 8, 1996
Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York, USA
OccupationRapper, Singer, Songwriter
Height5 feet 6 inches (167 cm)
PartnersSara Molina
Jade
Yailin La Más Viral
Children2 daughters (Saravia and Briella)
Net Worth$500 Thousand

6ix9ine Early Life and Education

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Daniel Hernandez, known professionally as 6ix9ine and also as Tekashi69 was born on May 8, 1996, in Brooklyn New York City. His mom Natividad Perez-Hernandez came to the U.S. in 1988 from Mexico to find better opportunities. His dad Daniel Hernandez Sr. is from Puerto Rico. Daniel grew up playing baseball and soccer. When he was 13 a scout noticed him for a major league team but his mom turned down the offer to protect him.

Daniel and his older brother Oscar were raised in a church. Daniel sang in church and often read from the Bible his favorite being Psalm 121. He attended Public School 59 then Juan Morel Campos Secondary School and later Legacy High School although he left during the tenth grade.

6ix9ine didn’t know his father until he was 9 and had little contact with him afterward. His dad struggled with addiction and spent time in prison for selling drugs. Tragically Daniel’s stepfather who was Puerto Rican like his dad was fatally shot near their home in 2010. After this, his mom struggled financially relying on welfare. Daniel and his brother sometimes went hungry and wore secondhand clothes. Daniel even had to share a bed with his mom.

The death of his stepfather deeply affected Daniel. He stopped taking care of himself losing weight and needing therapy and hospitalization for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. His behavior worsened and he was expelled from school in 8th grade. Instead of continuing his education, he took on various jobs like busboy and delivery boy to help his mom financially.

Music career

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2012, 6ix9ine decided to start rapping after meeting Peter “Righteous P” Rodgers the CEO of a New York record label. Rodgers noticed Hernandez’s appearance at a vegan bodega in Bushwick Brooklyn and suggested he try rapping because he looked the part and had the right style.

6ix9ine began releasing rap songs in 2014 starting with “69” in August followed by “Pimpin” in September and “Who The Fuck is You” and “4769” in October. “4769” was his first collaboration as a lead artist featuring rappers from the Brooklyn group Pro Era. He gained attention for his aggressive rapping style and for using anime themes in his music videos.

He adopted the stage name “Tekashi69” with “Tekashi” referencing his love for Japanese anime and “69” symbolizing both the 69 sex position and the yin-yang symbol.

Known for his colorful hair tattoos and flashy grills Hernandez became a viral sensation on social media. He partnered with fellow rapper ZillaKami but later fell out with him and his brother Righteous P over business disputes and personal issues.

6ix9ine’s breakthrough came with his singles “Gummo”, “Kooda”, and “Keke” in late 2017 and early 2018. His mixtape “Day69” released in February 2018 debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart marking a significant success in the SoundCloud rap scene.

Despite controversies including a shooting incident in 2018 Hernandez continued to release music. His collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “Fefe” became his highest-charting single reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2018, he signed a publishing deal with Create Music Group and released his debut studio album “Dummy Boy” which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

In October 2019, Hernandez also known as 6ix9ine signed a $10 million deal with 10K Projects for two albums—one in English and one in Spanish.

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

By April 2020, while under home confinement Hernandez had to get a judge’s permission to film a music video in his backyard which was granted. On May 7, 2020, he announced a new single titled “Gooba” would drop the next day coinciding with his 24th birthday. The song featuring references to COVID-19 and his cooperation with federal prosecutors was released along with a music video.

Following several delays, 6ix9ine released his next single “Trollz” featuring Nicki Minaj on June 12, 2020. It debuted at number one on the Hot 100 but experienced a record-breaking drop to number 34 in its second week. His third single “Yaya” was released on July 3 2020 debuting at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and falling off the chart the following week. His fourth single “Punani” came out on August 2.

All these tracks were part of his second studio album “TattleTales” released on September 4, 2020. After its release, Hernandez expressed frustration with Spotify and Apple Music for not prominently featuring his album which he believed was a deliberate move to harm his success due to his past cooperation with authorities.

In November 2020, 6ix9ine was featured in a Hulu true crime documentary “69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez” though he was not personally interviewed for the film.

On February 19, 2021, 6ix9ine dropped “Zaza” taking shots at Lil Durk and Meek Mill. The track debuted at number 90 on the Hot 100. That year Wack 100 became his manager.

On April 15, 2022, he released “Giné” again targeting Lil Durk and King Von. The song was also part of a collaboration with Giné energy drink.

6ix9ine’s third full-length album “Leyenda Viva” a reggaeton project was surprise-released on June 16, 2023. However neither the album nor its singles—”Bori”, “Wapae”, “Y Ahora”, “Pa Ti”, and “Dueño”—charted on any major lists.

Net Worth

6ix9ine has an estimated net worth of $500 Thousand, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of 6ix9ine’s net worth is his music career. He earns money from selling his songs and albums, streaming on platforms like Spotify and YouTube, and performing at concerts. He also makes money from brand deals and endorsements.

Personal life

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

At 18, 6ix9ine had his first daughter on October 29, 2015, with Sara Molina. He welcomed another daughter on November 19, 2018, with Marlayna M.

Raised as a Christian Hernandez often spoke about his faith. In an interview with Angie Martinez, he shared how he prayed daily asking God to change his life. He believed these prayers were answered when his hit song “Gummo” brought him success.

In March 2018, during a radio interview on The Breakfast Club, 6ix9ine was joined by Australian pastor Brian Houston. The pastor prayed for Hernandez asking for blessings and wise decisions for him and his family.

Just before heading to prison at the end of 2018, 6ix9ine began dating Rachel “Jade” Watley who has his face tattooed twice on her body.

6ix9ine is fluent in Spanish and has released several Spanish-language tracks including “Bebe” and “Mala” with Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA in 2018 “Yaya” in 2020 and both “Bori” with Cuban singer Lenier and “Pa Ti” with Dominican rapper Yailin La Más Viral in 2023.

On October 1, 2020, Hernandez reportedly overdosed by mixing two Hydroxycut diet pills with a McDonald’s McCafé coffee. He claimed he weighed over 200 lbs after leaving prison but lost 30 lbs with the medication. His lawyer denied the overdose incident.

In September 2022, Hernandez became the goalkeeper for the Russian media football team GOATS.

In March 2023, Hernandez was assaulted in a steam room at an LA Fitness gym in Lake Worth Beach Florida. Videos of the attack were shared online showing Hernandez with facial cuts that required hospitalization. Three men were later arrested and charged for the assault.

In 2023, 6ix9ine started a relationship with Yailin La Más Viral (Jorgina Guillermo Díaz). In December 2023, Guillermo was arrested in Palm Beach Florida on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstructing justice related to an assault on Hernandez. Videos showed her damaging his car and hitting him with a piece of wood. She was released on a $9000 bond after a court hearing.

Legal issues

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2015, rapper Daniel Hernandez known as Tekashi 6ix9ine faced serious charges related to a child sexual performance incident. In October 2015 he pled guilty to a felony for using a child in a sexual performance. The charges stemmed from a February 2015 incident where he had inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl and shared videos of the incident online. The videos detailed explicit and disturbing actions involving Hernandez and another defendant Taquan Anderson.

In a 2017 interview, 6ix9ine denied having sexual contact with the girl and claimed he was unaware of her age. Despite these claims records showed he was 18 at the time of the incident. At his sentencing, the assistant district attorney highlighted that Hernandez did have inappropriate physical contact with the girl during the filmed incident.

As part of his plea deal 6ix9ine was required to obtain his GED avoid posting explicit content online and stay out of legal trouble for two years. Failure to meet these conditions could result in up to three years in prison. However, he struggled to meet the terms failing his GED test and facing repeated legal issues. Ultimately in October 2018, Hernandez was sentenced to four years of probation and 1000 hours of community service avoiding prison time but under strict conditions including a ban on promoting gang activity.

In July 2018, 6ix9ine was arrested in New York due to an outstanding warrant from an incident where he allegedly choked a 16-year-old in a Houston mall. The charges were dropped after the teenager chose not to pursue legal action.

In July 2018, Hernandez was kidnapped, beaten, and robbed by three armed men in Brooklyn. The assailants took valuable jewelry and cash. Hernandez escaped and sought help leading to his hospitalization. In February 2019 Anthony “Harv” Ellison a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was indicted and later found guilty of kidnapping and assault.

In June 2018, rapper Chief Keef was shot in New York City but was not injured. Hernandez was investigated for involvement despite being in Los Angeles at the time. In February 2019, Hernandez admitted to ordering the shooting and offering $20000 for the act.

In September 2019, Hernandez admitted to years of domestic violence as part of a cooperation agreement with the government. His ex-girlfriend Sara Molina accused him of severe and repeated abuse including a brutal incident in Dubai. Hernandez also falsely accused Molina of infidelity leading to more violence.

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In November 2018, 6ix9ine was arrested along with other Nine Trey Gangsters members on charges including racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder. Despite his lawyer’s efforts Hernandez was denied bail and placed in protective custody due to conflicts with other inmates. In February 2019 he pled guilty to nine charges and agreed to cooperate with authorities significantly reducing his potential sentence. In December 2019 Hernandez received a two-year sentence after testifying against gang members with credit for time served.

In March 2020, 6ix9ine requested to serve the remainder of his sentence at home due to his asthma which increased his risk for COVID-19. The court approved his request and he was released to home confinement in April 2020 ending in August 2020.

In July 2021, a Brooklyn-based tattoo artist sued Hernandez for defamation and exploiting his name. The lawsuit claimed Hernandez falsely accused the artist of using heroin. In August 2023 the artist sought a default judgment after Hernandez’s lawyer withdrew from the case.

On October 15, 2023, Hernandez was arrested in the Dominican Republic for allegedly assaulting two music producers.

On January 17, 2024, Hernandez was arrested again in the Dominican Republic on charges of domestic violence. He was released on January 25 2024 under conditions including government counseling and regular check-ins with authorities pending further investigation.

This extensive history highlights Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ongoing legal battles and controversies reflecting a pattern of criminal behavior and legal challenges.

Philanthropy

6ix9ine Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2018, while filming a music video in the Dominican Republic Tekashi gave out $100 bills to locals. During a feud with Chief Keef, he visited Chicago’s South Side giving food and money to people there.

He promised to give a part of the money made from his song “Fefe” to youth programs in New York. The same thing happened with his song “Trollz” in 2020 where money went to help people arrested during protests.

Tekashi spent time with a sick girl named Tati in 2018 taking her shopping for the day.

He gave money to the Cristian Rivera Foundation helping kids with a rare brain cancer. He also appeared at their gala to show support.

In 2019, he appeared in a commercial against violence towards women for a store called Romantic Depot.

After leaving prison he wanted to give $200000 to a charity fighting child hunger. However, they declined because of his past which upset him.