Tekashi 6ix9ine was worried about his family when he found himself in prison. A voicemail that has surfaced online may be linked to his concern. His mother's status in America was threatened in the recording by a man who claims to be El Chapo's nephew.

Jose Avila is said to have left a 49-second voicemail on November 15 after the rapper's failure to appear to an event he was promoting in Austin, Texas. Avila threatened to use his connections to land 6ix9ine in jail. At the time, the rainbow-haired artist was on probation for a child sex case.

“His brother lives there. His mother lives there. She don’t even have no f**king papers,” Avila can be heard saying. The man continued, “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. He needs to f***king come and be a fucking man. Or I’ll put his ass in jail.”

According to reports, 6ix9ine was aware of these grievances since Avila had texted his then-manager: “My uncle [is] in New York. Guzman Loera... My uncle sons control all USA.”

El Chapo's attorney Jeffrey Lichtman denied knowing of any nephew by that name.