Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing life in prison after being charged under RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and firearms charges. The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was among four other people who were arrested Sunday.

According to a 17-page indictment, obtained by TMZ, 6ix9ine is facing six counts, the most serious one being discharging a firearm while committing a crime. It carries a possible life sentence, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison. It is believed 6ix9ine ordered robberies and shootings of rivals to maintain the status of the Nine Trey Gangsters.

“The defendant is quite violent,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said. “He’s facing a significant term of incarceration.”

According to Celebrity Net Worth, 6ix9ine has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His most notable tracks are the singles “Gummo” and “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz. His debut mixtape Day69 was released Feb. 23, 2017, on ScumGang Records.

Authorities said Monday that 6ix9ine was joined in the gang conspiracy by his ex-manager, Kifano (Shotti) Jordan, Jensel (Ish) Butler, Faheem (Crippy) Walter, Fuguan (Fu Banga) Lovick and Jamel (Mel Murda) Jones. They all were taken into custody without bail with the exception of Lovick, who was already in custody.

6ix9ine Rapper 6ix9ine performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2018 at Prudential Center on Oct. 28, 2018, in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: Getty Images/Bennett Raglin

The 17-page indictment alleged from 2013 to November this year, the crew committed a series of crimes to maintain the gang’s “power, territory and profits.” Members of the gang allegedly sold heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and weed in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, prosecutors said. The investigation that led to 6ix9ine’s arrest was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s office with the New York Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Homeland Security Investigations.

“As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.”

During a court hearing Monday, 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro proposed the rapper be released if he paid the court $750,000, surrendered his passport and remain on house arrest, committing he would not be a flight risk under those terms. However, the court rejected the request, but Lazzaro plans to file an appeal with the judge during a bail hearing Tuesday, TMZ reported.

HSI Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez said: “Members of Nine Trey, who wielded firearms and pushed highly addictive drugs onto New York City streets, allegedly showed an unprecedented level of violence this year, and for that they are now facing multiple charges, including an incident in which an innocent bystander was shot. This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known ‘Tekashi 6ix 9ine,’ are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities.”