In the never-ending saga of Tekashi 6ix 9ine, The Daily Beast has obtained a voicemail recording of a man alleging to be El Chapo’s nephew and using the proposed connection to threaten the rapper’s mother with deportation.
“His brother lives there. His mother lives there. She don’t even have no f**king papers,” he can be heard saying.
Jose Avila left a 49-second voicemail on Nov. 15 after the rainbow hair rapper failed to show up to an appearance he was promoting in Austin, Texas. At the time, Tekashi was on probation for a sex video stemming from 2015 involving a 13-year-old girl. Avila threatened to use his connection to have Tekashi placed in jail.
“I know a lot of government people and I’m going to send his ass to jail if he doesn’t come to Austin, Texas, today. He f**king makes me lose money already.” Avila said. “He needs to f***king come and be a fucking man. Or I’ll put his ass in jail.”
Reportedly, Tekashi wasn’t made aware of the threats of imprisonment, but he did know of the supposed family connection because Avila texted Tekashi’s booking manager, Tasea Ferguson.
“My uncle [is] in New York,” Avila reportedly texted. “Guzman Loera… My uncle sons control all USA.”
El Chapo’s full name is Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera and he’s currently on trial in Brooklyn. The allegation Avila leveled proved to be false. El Chapo’s attorney Jeffrey Lichtman denied knowing of any nephew by that name.
When Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, finally got in contact with Ferguson, he was brought up to speed and took to social media to announce he wouldn’t be in Austin, Texas that evening. “I spoke to the promoter, Jose Avila with Avila Music. We are going to be in business. I am coming back to Austin, Texas.”
Surprisingly, after Tekashi was taken into federal custody on racketeering charges, the Daily Beast reports Avila was in the courtroom and doted upon Tekashi’s mother, who is often referred to as Nati. He even posted a picture with him. In the coming weeks, Availa also claimed he was Tekashi’s manager. A source close to the rapper quickly dismissed the comment.
“There’s nothing to manage. Danny’s in jail.”