Tekashi 6ix9ine isn’t getting any special treatment in prison following his arrest over the weekend. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazarro revealed the controversial rapper has been placed in general population at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center.
Normally, inmates with celebrity status are segregated from the rest of the MDC population but not in 6ix9ine’s case. He’s in the same area with inmates the U.S. Justice Department describes as “extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone.”
6ix9ine is believed to be in danger. During Monday’s (November 19) arraignment, one prosecutor told the judge former members of 6ix9ine’s crew “wanted to super violate him” — meaning harm him — after his appearance on The Breakfast Club where he claimed his whole team betrayed him.
Prosecutor Michael Longyear explained 6ix9ine was taken into custody after feds discovered he was planning a trip to a Connecticut casino. They were concerned an attempt on his life could put innocent people in harm’s way.
6ix9ine is expected in court again on Wednesday (November 21) for a bail hearing.
He and four members of his crew were arrested on racketeering and weapons charges. In total, they are facing 17 charges, including using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence, which was discharged.
If convicted, 6ix9ine could face up to life in prison.