Tekashi 6ix9ine’s associates are still being sentenced nearly a year after the whole Trey Way scandal took a toll on Hip-Hop culture. It’s now being reported that Kooda B, birth name Kintea McKenzie, has been sentenced for the attempted hit on Chicago rapper, Chief Keef.
6ix9ine allegedly offered Chief Keef $20,000 to murder Chief Keef. Shortly afterwards on June 2018 Chief Keef would be shot at outside the W Hotel in New York. The shooter would be McKenzie aka Kooda B. He would only receive $10,000 from 6ix9ine due to not ‘completing’ the mission and missing his target.
Last summer Kooda B plead guilty to the charges associated with the crime that took place against Chief Keef. McKenzie would state, “I’m willing to take full responsibility for my actions. That was a extremely foolish choice I made. I allowed myself to look up to and listen to someone with more success and fame. That was not the right thing to do. I regret it and it won’t happen again. I thought he was a good friend. I was excited that he named a song after me.”
During the sentencing Judge Engelmayer would state, “A number of the videos you made prior to your arrest in this case seemed to glorify and promote gangs… You often held a red bandana, a common symbol of the Bloods, and you made hand gestures believed to be gang symbols. The government’s sentencing letter reproduces your lyrics, which affirmatively promote violence as you rap about shootings and kidnappings and other violence, and guns. And these videos were made through the summer of 2019, long after you had been charged in this case. I found that disappointing. So let me be blunt: you need to grow up and get a more mature perspective on gang activity. If you continue to pursue a career involving rapping and public performances, I hope you will stop romanticizing gang violence. I hope you have learned from this experience that gang violence is not something to celebrate.”
McKenzie was sentenced to 54 months in prison and is scheduled to come home in 2025.