In 2018, Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier got held up and robbed by Shotti and the Nine Treys in a Midtown Manhattan high rise after the gang members mistook the random civilians for members of J. Prince's Rap-a-Lot team.
Tekashi 6ix9ine filmed the robbery from a car outside the building. Now Wonzer and Dozier are suing 6ix9ine, who's the only person involved in the crime who's not currently locked up.
6ix9ine has reacted to the suit by declaring, in a sworn deposition, that he's running out of money and scared.
Tekashi reveals he "did receive large advances under the recording artist and merchandising agreements prior to my arrest. However, I do not receive any royalties under those agreements either since my royalty accounts remain unrecouped.
He says he "had to try to restart my career after my release from prison. I was out of business for two years, which caused me to lose all the momentum I had achieved before I was arrested. I may never reach the same level of success I had before my arrest. Also, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, my ability to generate income from touring has been greatly reduced. Live concert revenue was a big part of the money I used to make as an artist. That is not the case now. I did not do any concert tours in 2021. I have no concerts booked for 2022."
According to 6ix9ine he no longer has a record deal and his present income is only enough to support his family. With his ability to pay for security diminished, he lives in fear of retaliation from his former Nine Trey affiliates, who he testified against in court.
The 25-year old says that losing the lawsuit will "bankrupt me in a way from which I will never recover to the permanent detriment and hardship of the family members who rely upon me."