Tekashi 6ix9ine isn’t getting out of jail anytime soon after a judge deemed he was “too dangerous” to be released. He’s facing some major charges that could land him in prison for life! Deets inside…
After getting arrested and indicted on six federal charges, it doesn’t look like Tekashi 6ix9ine will be getting out of jail anytime soon. ATF agents reportedly picked up the rapper in NYC along with his recently fired manager, Treway Shottie, and two other men and charged them all with racketeering and firearms charges.
The judge presiding over his case has reportedly denied bail for the NYC rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) because he said Tekashi is too much of a danger to the community. The “FEFE” rapper is currently being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. It’s being reported he’s being kept in general population as opposed to being isolated considering his celeb status.
The judge noted his alleged participation in a robbery and the firearms that were confiscated from his apartment when ATF agents came to pick him up were two reasons he decided to keep him behind bars. You can see the weapons here.
According to Rolling Stone, the rapper reportedly offered to surrender over $1 million and his passport to be bailed out, but that request was denied. It’s reported, Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, plans to appeal that decision.
As for home confinement, the judge said if Tekashi is given access to cellular technology, he can put things in place and there’s no way the feds will be able to track everything he does.
Tekashi is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison, according to the prosecuting U.S. attorney at the rapper’s arraignment on Monday night.
“[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods,” said Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear at the arraignment. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”
Oh, and get this. The charges were the result of a five-year federal investigation!
Rolling Stone reports:
Lazzaro contended that Hernandez has only been affiliated with the associates and, by extension, their gang for a little over one year, when he met them at a concert and subsequently hired them as his manager and security detail.
Hernandez publicly fired his management and the rest of his team late last week, alleging in an Instagram video that they had been stealing from him. He subsequently gave an interview with New York radio station Power 105’s the Breakfast Club on Friday to expand on his situation.
The armed robbery charge, which was never prosecuted, took place in Times Square this April; prosecutors said that the rapper’s four associates robbed a rival gang at gunpoint while Hernandez waited in the vehicle and alleged he filmed the robbery. When his home was searched in September, investigators found the stolen items from that April robbery. The prosecution didn’t offer further details.
Hernandez is also being charged with possession of an AR-15, and involvement in two additional shootings: One at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center where he was performing and another in which he allegedly ordered the shooting of a bystander at a Brooklyn housing project. The latter comes with a conspiracy to commit murder charge. The robbery charge comes with a 7-year minimum sentence, and the collected racketeering charges, which stem from the litany of alleged activities with gang members, comes with a minimum of 25 years.
Below is a video of the rapper with the automatic weapon:
Last week, Tekashi publicly announced in an Instagram video that he was separating himself from his gang-affiliated associates. The feds discovered credible threats against his life as they were planning to “violate” Tekashi in retaliation. Sheesh.
In music news, the NYC rapper is set to drop a new album, Dummy Boy, with features from Nicki Minaj and Kanye West on November 23rd.
Photo: Tekashi’s IG