Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been moved from prison to a federal facility; this coming days after the rapper was warned that he could face life behind bars. Tekashi — real name Daniel Rodriguez – was remanded in custody on Monday (November 19) after facing an initial court appearance where prosecutors confirmed he faces racketeering and firearms charges alongside three other men. If found guilty, 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.
6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro released a statement, claiming his client’s innocence. “Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” the statement reads. “An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”
TMZ is now reporting that 6ix9ine is now being held in a federal facility known for housing “neutral inmates” who are often “witnesses who cooperate with the feds”. The rapper’s lawyer Lazzaro told TMZ that the transfer was made for “security reasons”.
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