6ix9ine Threatened by Gang Members in Jail
6ix9ine is having a hard time in jail as he awaits trial for federal racketeering and weapons charges. A few days after his arrest, along with several members of his crew, he was moved to another facility due to safety concerns. Now, it is being reported that the rapper was receiving threats from gang members, which forced the relocation.
Tekashi was initially housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon arrival, the rapper was placed in general population, which led to a tense situation for 6ix when he was reportedly threatened by Crip gang members during the intake process, reports TMZ. Correctional officers were able to intervene before things got ugly.
6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro confirmed there was a lot of hostility being shown toward his client. He told the site 6ix9ine "was being threatened in jail. However, he was not scared nor did he request being removed. The [Bureau of Prisons], acting upon these threats, removed him to a different facility to eliminate the threat."
6ix9ine has an uphill legal battle ahead of him. In court on Monday (Nov. 26), he plead not guilty to all the charges he is facing. Recently, more details have surfaced surrounding the case, including additional drug-trafficking charges and the revelation that members of the rapper's crew may have been out to harm him following his interview on The Breakfast Club.
Adding insult to injury, after video leaked of the "Gummo" rapper appearing to put a hit out on Chief Keef affiliate Tadoe, police now believe there is a direct correlation between the video and the attempted shooting of Sosa and crew outside of the W Hotel in New York City the following month.
6ix9ine's trial date has been set for Sept. 4, 2019. He faces 32 years to life in prison if convicted of the federal charges. There is also a chance he could be re-sentenced in his sexual misconduct case before then.
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