Update: The audio conversation between Jim Jones and Mel Murda has been released. In the clip below you can hear Jim Jones and Jamel “Mel Murda” discussing Tekashi 6ix9ine after he denounced his affiliation with the Nine Trey Bloods. There is more audio to be released soon.
The last two days of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s testimony has been very telling. He gave details about his role within the Nine Trey gang as well as gave insight into the structure of the gang. We learned about his feud with his labelmate Trippie Redd, numerous shootings and his kidnapping. Today in court, Tekashi had the social media world’s eyes glued to tweets as information was let out from behind the federal courtroom doors.
A shocking revelation was exposed today when AUSA Longyear played an audio clip for jurors. The audio clip was a conversation between Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones and another person whom we previously knew only as “Individual-1”, according to transcripts that were released shortly after the crew was arrested. It’s confirmed that the individual on the other line was Bronx rapper, Jim Jones. The conversation stemmed from Tekashi’s Breakfast Club interview where he denouncing his affiliation with Nine Trey. Both Jamel Jones and Jim Jones can be heard on the wiretap expressing their displeasure. “You better get to violating,” Jim Jones expressed to Mel Murda.
“Who’s Jim Jones?” asked AUSA Longyear. In which Tekashi responded, “He’s a retired rapper.” Longyear proceeded to ask “Is he a member of Nine Trey?”, Tekashi simply responded, “yes”.
During cross-examination, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack’s lawyer Alex Huot asked Tekashi about rapper Cardi B‘s blood affiliation. “You joined the Bloods to advance your music year?” Huot asks, Tekashi replied “Yes”. “You knew Cardi B was a Blood?” Huot inquired to which Tekashi again responded “Correct”. “You knew Cardi B made music videos with Bloods in the background?” “Correct. I didn’t pay attention,” Tekashi replies.
Closing out today’s testimony was Tekashi’s driver Jorge Rivera. Jorge was present on the night of the kidnapping that took place in July 2018.
Now Tekashi awaits to see if he will receive his 5K1 letter that would allow sentencing below the mandatory minimum. Court proceedings will resume on Monday.