The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was charged with misdemeanor assault for the incident, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Prosecutors claimed in court documents that he grabbed the teen “by the neck, causing small scratch marks and pain” — while his “bodyguards began to surround him in an intimidating way, also yelling at him.”
A judge later signed off on misdemeanor assault charges and ordered 6ix9ine’s arrest. He was arraigned in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon for the outstanding warrant and is expected to be extradited back to Texas.
Over the last month, 6ix9ine, Shotti and the rest of Tr3yway have been touring Europe for Day69. Monday evening, the Brooklyn rapper shared a message to fans, when he’d be returning home to the states – teasing his next single. Well, following a long-plane ride home most of Tuesday night, Tekashi was greeted by NYPD at JFK Airport; just moments after returning home.
6ix9ine had been scheduled to go before a Brooklyn judge on Wednesday for assaulting a cop inside the 77th Precinct station house back in May, but was unable to do so on account of his arrest at JFK. He was brought in by officers for aggravated unlicensed operation after being pulled over with a suspended license.
While his handcuffs were being taken off, 6ix9ine allegedly grabbed an officer by the hand and “squeezed” — causing “pain and swelling,” a police spokesman said.
He was later charged with assault, attempted assault, menacing and obstructing governmental administration. His lawyer claimed in court Wednesday that the rapper came to New York to face the music.