The “ZAZA” rapper is being sued by a security company over an unpaid bill. According to TMZ, Metropolitan Patrol claims it provided protection for Tekashi in November 2018 shortly before he was sent to prison. During some of that time, Tekashi was in L.A. with bodyguards.
In the suit, Metropolitan Patrol says Tekashi signed a contract with them in which they agreed to provide 24-hour armed security at a daytime rate of $85/hour and $127.50/hour for the late-night shifts. They also claim that they provided him with armored vehicles including a fully-loaded Yukon with ballistic panels and two police-style Ford Explorers.
The security bill totaled over $75,000, but Metropolitan Patrol claims they haven’t been paid. They are seeking the money owed on the contract plus late fees and legal fees, amounting to over $88,000.
6ix9ine’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, says that the rapper has nothing to do with the lawsuit and that his booking agency at the time, MTA Bookings, is responsible for the security costs. He says Tekashi doesn’t owe anything and calls the suit “meritless.”
This is the latest legal woe for Tekashi. Last week, a stripper named Alexis Salaberrios sued the rapper, claiming she suffered “serious bodily injury” after being hit with a champagne bottle while working at Miami strip club Gold Rush Cabaret. Her attorney claims that 6ix9ine threw the bottle because someone in the club called him a snitch. But instead of hitting his intended target, the bottle missed and struck Salaberrios in the head.