Tekashi69 is fearing for his life in prison?
According to Tekashi69‘s lawyer, the rapper had been placed in general population at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.
The U.S. Justice Department says MDC is known for being, “extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone.”
TMZ reported the following on Tekashi’s safety:
Prosecutors expressed Monday just how much of a target Tekashi69 had been prior to his arrest this weekend. One prosecutor told a judge ex-members of Tekashi’s crew “wanted to super violate him” following his appearance on the ‘Breakfast Club’ … where he accused his inner circle of turning on him.
The prosecutor, Michael Longyear, said ‘super violate’ meant inflict harm on Tekashi69, including possibly shooting him. He said they took Tekashi in after learning he was planning a trip to a Connecticut casino, and feared an attempt on his life could put innocent people in jeopardy.
6ix9ine pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Monday, and a judge set his trial date for September 4, 2019. His pre-trial hearing is set for January 22, and it’s still not clear if he will ever be granted bail. His attorney offered to turn over his passport and offer up $750,000 in exchange for bond. How he will pay for the amount is also not clear since the feds froze his accounts.
As Tekashi has been locked up and unable to participate in promotional activities, his label, Ten Thousand Projects, postponed his Dummy Boy debut indefinitely. Meanwhile, it’s clear that someone in charge doesn’t feel that the gang-affiliated rapper is safe inside; he was recently transferred from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center to another facility often used to house prisoners who have testified against criminal associates.
He’ll have to get comfortable there; unless his lawyer can manage a bail deal, 6ix9ine will be stuck there for nearly a year waiting for the chance to plead his case.