Rapper 6ix9ine has been ordered to pay $9.8 million in a civil lawsuit for allegedly hitting a dancer with a bottle in 2021.
The incident reportedly occurred at a strip club in Miami, Florida, where the rapper was celebrating his birthday. The dancer, Alexis Salaberrios, filed a lawsuit against the rapper, claiming that he hit her with a champagne bottle, causing her to suffer from severe injuries.
On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, Judge Robert T. Watson ruled that 6ix9ine should pay Alexis Salaberrios $9,825,000, XXL Mag reported.
The judgement was based on the evidence presented in court, which included video footage of the incident. The rapper did not appear in court to defend himself, and the judgement was entered by default.
6ix9ine’s legal troubles
This is not the first time that 6ix9ine has been involved in legal trouble. In August 2023, he was ordered to pay $119,488 to American Express after defaulting on payments. The credit card company claimed that the rapper stopped paying in November 2022, at which point his outstanding balance was $118,387 . The rapper ignored the lawsuit filed by American Express, and the company fired off multiple subpoenas to different banks in hopes of seizing 6ix9ine’s assets.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is a controversial figure in the music industry. He has been involved in several high-profile legal cases, including a federal racketeering case in 2018. In that case, he pleaded guilty to nine charges, including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery He was sentenced to two years in prison but was released early due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rapper has also been criticized for his use of racial slurs and his association with gang culture. Despite the controversies surrounding him, 6ix9ine remains popular among his fans, and his music continues to be streamed millions of times on various platforms.
6ix9ine has been ordered to pay $9.8 million in a civil lawsuit for allegedly hitting a dancer with a bottle in 2021. This is not the first time that the rapper has been involved in legal trouble, and he has a controversial history in the music industry. Despite the controversies surrounding him, 6ix9ine remains popular among his fans.
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