The man who allegedly pistol-whipped Tekashi69 this past July has been arrested. Anthony Jamel Ellison was arrested last week on a federal warrant. According to TMZ, Anthony has been charged with one count of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, one count of obstructing commerce by robbery and one count of carrying a firearm to commit a crime. He remains in a Manhattan federal prison awaiting trial. A source shared that Anthony was once part of Tekashi’s management crew before the rapper’s career really took off. He is also reportedly affiliated with the 9 Trey Bloods gang.
The shooting at the Beverly Hills mansion where Tekashi69 was filming his music video cost the rapper’s record label almost half a million dollars. According to TMZ, the Universal Music Group spent around $480k to fund the video, which all went down the drain the moment bullets struck. As of now there are zero plans to reschedule or reshoot.
The judge who sentenced Tekashi69 to 4 years probation feels that her decision may have been a mistake, but that she is not to blame. Judge Felicia Mennin believes that the presiding judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys are at fault because they cut the original plea deal, which opted the rapper out of any prison time. A spokesperson for the Manhattan Criminal Court Judge told TMZ, “Although Judge Mennin was the sentencing judge, the long-standing plea agreement was agreed to by the presiding judge at the time, and the other parties involved.”
Gun shots rang out at Tekashi69’s video shoot that included Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. The trio were set to film in an $80 million Beverly Hills estate, when shots were fired at the home. The Beverly Hills police department confirmed to E! News that they had responded to a call around 10:25p.m. in the upscale neighborhood. While there were no injuries, the police would not comment on who was or wasn’t in the residence during the shooting as it is currently an open investigation. Rapper 50 Cent commented on the shooting with a tweet saying, “Now somebody done shot my son video up in LA. Kanye was like [running man emoji] #positivevibes.”
Tekashi69 says the reason he almost threw down with Slim 400 is because he is making more dough than Slim. An altercation occurred between the two rappers at ComplexCon in Long Beach on Sunday night. Tekashi was being held back from attacking Slim while doing some major trash talking. The only reason Slim didn’t get a beat down is because of Tekashi’s “precarious legal situation.”
Tekashi69 was sentenced to probation in his child sex case. In a NYC courthouse on Friday, the rapper was given what his team had requested—4 years probation with time served, so technically 3 years probation plus 1,000 hours of community service. The 22-year-old was charged with the crime in October of 2015, after being at a party in Harlem where a 13-year-old girl was engaging in sexual acts with another man while the rapper was made obscene gestures behind the underage girl; it was all caught on video. A rep for Tekashi69 told TMZ that he “understands what he must now do moving forward and we will be with him every step of the way.”
MEANWHILE—Mere hours after his probation sentence, Tekashi69 celebrated his daughter’s 3rd birthday with his baby mama. The party had a unicorn theme and the proud papa thanked god (and the judge) for the second chance to be a family man.