Tekashi 6ix9ine: What the latest charges could mean for the US rapper
Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing jail time, again. This time, it's for his involvement with a violent US gang.
The rapper was arrested on Sunday night and faces 32 years in jail for racketeering and other offences, according to a prosecuting US attorney.
The sentence would be for life in prison and stems from his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods.
The Nine Trey Bloods are a New York gang and also known as TreyWay which Tekashi69
But now his involvement could cost him his freedom.
"In the history of the US, the one thing that seems to get someone locked up is racketeering, money-laundering or tax evasion," UK hip hop and culture writer, Jesse Bernard tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
"This could be what takes him to prison."
Tekashi69 has evaded jail time on previous charges, including child sex offences in 2015, but experts believe the racketeering charges could mean a lengthy jail spell for the star.
Racketeering is when people use criminal actions to repeatedly take money from others, and most likely associated with protection rackets.
"This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence," said assistant US attorney Michael Long at a court hearing on Monday night,