Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been moved from prison to a federal facility only days after the rapper was warned that he could face life behind bars.
The Feffe rapper is said to be in general population of a tough Brooklyn Prison as he awaits a bail hearing after being arrested for alleged racketeering and fireman offences.
TMZ claims the rapper specifically asked to be in a new detention centre “away from the Crips and the Bloods” in a facility known for housing “neutral inmates” who are often “witnesses who cooperate with the feds”.
His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, told the publication the transfer was for ‘security reasons’, claiming he was getting threats from gang members.
Lazarro has also gone on record protesting Tekashi’s innocence.
As reported by The Blast, he said:
Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him. An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.
Mr. Hernandez became victim of this enterprise and later took steps by firing employees and publicly denounced this enterprise through a morning show.
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If found guilty of his charges, 6ix9ine faces a minimum sentence of 32 years and a maximum of life in prison. The charges reportedly arise from a five-year investigation into the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, of which 6ix9ine is allegedly a member.
In light of his arrest, it was announced that his album, Dummy Boy, has been delayed.
“For reasons beyond music, the record company will hold off on putting his project out for now.”
“Danny, I love you and am praying for you, your Mother, daughter & her Mom during this time.”
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