6ix9ine Faces $300,000 Lawsuit After Skipping Concert 6ix9ine Faces $300,000 Lawsuit After Skipping Concert
While 6ix9ine is in federal custody awaiting charges of racketeering and firearms, he now faces another lawsuit after bailing on a concert in October... 6ix9ine Faces $300,000 Lawsuit After Skipping Concert

While 6ix9ine is in federal custody awaiting charges of racketeering and firearms, he now faces another lawsuit after bailing on a concert in October 2018.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was slated to perform at an unofficial event at Howard University’s Homecoming Weekend on October 28 in Washington, D.C. He was paid $60,000 in advance of the show, however, just before he was supposed to take the stage, he bailed. During the time of the show, he was seen performing in New Jersey at Power 105.1’s 2018 Powerhouse concert.

The concert promoters had to turn away about 400 people at the door and lost about $300,000 after issuing refunds to the 3,000 would-be concertgoers. The organizers also claimed that they sold $165,336 in presale sears and another $30,300 in VIP tables. This was reportedly the second time 6ix9ine had cancelled with these specific promoters.

Now, according to TMZ, the promoters are suing the rapper for $300,000. This lawsuit follows 6ix9ine’s various legal battles and hefty criminal record. Leading back to 2015, the rapper was charged with a sex crime for the “use of a child in a sexual performance” and was re-arrested for allegedly chocking a 16-year-old in 2018.

In November, he was arrested again for participating in a racketeering conspiracy, using and carrying firearms, participating in a robbery at gunpoint, and a violent crime in aid of racketeering. 6ix9ine is currently awaiting trial, but if he is charged for both firearm charges, he will face a minimum of 32 years in a prison, or a maximum life sentence.

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