Defense attorney Devereaux Cannick has reportedly accused Daniel “Tekashi 6ix9ine” Hernandez of staging a 2018 robbery and kidnapping to gain publicity. Cannick believes that Hernandez staged the incident to build publicity for his Billboard 200 charting album, Dummy Boy.
Approximately six months before the release of his debut album, Hernandez was allegedly kidnapped while leaving the set of his “Fefe” music video. According to Hernandez, the kidnappers allegedly drove him to his house where they robbed his home. Shortly thereafter, he spoke about the incident with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1.
Cannick said, “No robbery or kidnapping or assault happened.” He added, “He was about to drop another album…gotta get that buzz up. That’s how he makes money.”
Cannick currently represents Anthony Ellison, one of the two men accused of kidnapping Hernandez.
His comments came shortly after after Judge Paul Engelmeyer moved Ellison’s trial back to September 16th.
Furthermore, Cannick believes that other aspects of the case may also play in his favor. According to a report from Page Six, the car that was used to allegedly kidnap the rapper was “inexplicably” wired by the government. As a result, he believes the entire encounter was recorded.
He said, “We believe that’s going to be very useful to us.”
Hernandez is expected to testify the two men in court during the trial. If convicted, Ellison and his co-defendant, Aljermiah Mack, face up to life in prison.