Tekashi 6ix9ine received a conditional release in a domestic violence case on Thursday (January 25). According to the Associated Press, a Dominican judge released him from custody a week after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Yailín la Más Viral.
Judge Fátima Veloz ordered 6ix9ine to pay $510 and undergo counseling as part of the terms of his release. He must cooperate with authorities, meeting them every two months until they conclude their investigation.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was arrested on domestic violence charges in the Dominican Republic on January 17. The charges stemmed from an incident in December 2023.
Waldo Pimentel, 6ix9ine’s attorney, claimed prosecutors fabricated evidence in the case. Prosecutor Ana Andrea Villa Camacho tried to convince the judge to keep the rapper in jail.
“We know perfectly well why victims do not file a complaint, why victims recant,” she said at the hearing.
Judge Veloz granted 6ix9ine’s release but issued protective orders to him and his alleged victim. Yailín was previously arrested for battery in Florida in December 2023. 6ix9ine posted videos of her hitting him on social media.
The domestic violence case emerged a few months after 6ix9ine was accused of assaulting two producers, Cristian Anthony Rojas and Nelson Alfonso Hilario García, in the Dominican Republic. He allegedly attacked them for spending time with Yailín.
6ix9ine secured bail in October 2023. A judge issued a restraining order and required him to participate in anger management.
The controversial rapper’s alleged assaults in the Dominican Republic added to his already extensive list of legal troubles. Before his rise to fame, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015. He notoriously pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and testified against the gang in 2019.