Tekashi 6ix9ine's daughter's mother claims he is a threat

After his decision to cooperate with prosecutors and plead guilty to firearms charges, the mother of embattled rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's daughter said he could put their child in harm's way.

On Saturday, it was reported that the artist, accused of carrying out armed robberies and organising shootings of rivals, admitted to being a Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods member and helping gang members rob people at gun point.

Tekashi69, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, said he committed the crimes to increase his own standing in the gang.

But now the rapper's decision to cooperate, and potentially name others involved, has been slammed by the mother of his daughter.

Sara Molina told TMZ that she was blindsided by the news that Hernandez has pleaded guilty to nine charges, including for firearm offences, and is concerned about the repercussions of him potentially wanting to be back in their lives.

"He did what he did, he made his bed, but he didn't think of how it was going to affect others," she said, noting that he was selfish and had let fame get to his head.

"I can't feel comfortable allowing him to bring whatever he has with him into my daughter's life. That my job is to protect my daughter at all costs, even if that means him."

The 'Gummo' singer and admitted child sex offender is incarcerated after being arrested in Novembe, but his lawyer had previously claimed he was "totally innocent".

His album Dummy Boy dropped on November 27 after he was imprisoned. It received mixed and negative reviews from critics, but debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.