There is no rest for the wicked, and Hip hop music artist Tekashi 6ix9ine might have to learn it the hard way. As if serving house arrest is not enough problems to deal with, 6ix9ine might be headed back to the courtroom one more time. Two concert promoters Benhur Tesfalidet and Anton Alexander are all about collecting old debts as the two plans to sue the rapper for US$5.3million. Back in 2018, 6ix9ine allegedly ditched a concert for another without notice after receiving a down payment.
As a result, the two promoters headed to the courts, but withdrew the charges moments later to build up a new case. The artist took to social media to deny receiving any payments and called them corrupt and scamming. It seems the latter have put together a new case and are reportedly going after 6ix9ine for fraud, a breach of contract, and defamation this time around.
Back in 2018, 6ix9ine was set to perform at a concert in Echostage, Washington, DC. Minutes to the kick-off, the rapper cancelled his appearance only to feature at a Power 105’s Powerhouse event at the Prudential Center in New Jersey as a special guest the same night. Tekashi had allegedly received a down payment of US$58, 470 for the cancelled event. As a result, the two promoters took to court to sue 6ix9ine for around $5 million in compensations. Alongside 6ix9ine were American music executive Kifano “Shotti” Jordan; his former manager Christian Ehigiator; Steve and Tashea Ferguson of MTA Booking Inc ; Will Cornish and iHeartMedia(the company behind the concert in New Jersey.
The charges came around the same time 6ix9ine and his affiliates got into trouble with the law on racketeering charges. As a result, Tesfalidet and Alexander’s lawyer requested that the case be dismissed as a result of the new developments. He, however, vowed to resurrect the case after updating facts. Speaking on the same, Steve and Tashea Ferguson’s attorney, Bruce DelValle, was happy with the withdrawals and ready for anything if the case was to be re-filed. The two attempted to step up and do their best to ensure the rapper attended the concert, but 6ix9ine was almost ungovernable then.
Besides, the latter did not receive a penny from the artist, or the promoters. They observed that their inclusion in the case was inappropriate, and that the promoters were clutching on straws by going after everybody, yet it was the rapper who they had a bone to pick with. The attorney expressed his gladness with the withdrawal, and insisted that if the two refile the case, Steve and Tashea Ferguson will sue for fees and costs.
6ix9ine is yet to comment on the new developments, but it seems the rapper could as well have some answers to give on the charges. As to whether he should be held liable for cancelling the show without notice is for the courts to determine. Many are on the lookout to see if the new charges will go after all the parties included last time, and for 6ix9ine’s comments. Meanwhile, Tekashi has a new song out today with Nicki Minaj.