Tekashi 6ix9ine gifts girlfriend $50k rolex watch from prison

  • 01/12/2018

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine hasn't missed out on giving his girlfriend a gift for her birthday, ordering her a Rolex from inside prison.

The rapper reportedly splashed out US$35,000 (NZ$50,000) on the watch, which is customised with white and rose gold and 24 carats of diamonds, TMZ reports.

His girlfriend Jade shared a photo of the watch on Twitter, saying it was unfortunate Tekashi69 couldn't be there to celebrate with her.

"BeSt birthday EVER! Thank you baby.  Your the best even when your not around (sic)," she wrote.

The 'Gummo' hitmaker , real name Daniel Hernandez, is an admitted child sex offender and reportedly faces 32 years to life in prison if convicted on new charges, including carrying out armed robberies and organising shootings of rivals as part of the Nine Trey Bloods gang.

His lawyer claims he's a "completely innocent" victim, and only pretended to be a gangster to sell his music.

Tekashi69 is reportedly currently imprisoned at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

He's been doing well in the charts since his imprisonment, after his album Dummy Boy dropped on November 23. It has received mixed and negative reviews from critics.

"Due to his recent arrest, there's a very real possibility that he will spend the rest of his life in jail. That, hopefully, will give him enough time to release a better project," wrote NME critic Dhruva Balram.