New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine was recently in court for a hearing to determine if his lawyer Lance Lazzaro could continue representing the incarcerated rapper. A judge had previously removed Lazzaro from the case after it was revealed Lazzaro had represented two of 6ix9ine’s co-defendants.
In an Instagram video posted to the Lawyers For Workers account by attorney Moe Gangat, Lazzaro is seen leaving the courthouse but doesn’t speak to the camera. Gangat explains he caught a glimpse of 6ix9ine in court and says he looks healthy.
“Today’s court hearing was about whether or not Lance Lazzaro could continue to be 6ix9ine’s lawyer,” he says in the clip. “They had Tekashi come in and take the stand in this courthouse right here. And Tekashi looked good. He looked like he’s been working out.
“The hair dye has worn out so his hair color’s back and the braids aren’t quite as tight or as thorough as they once was, but he looked good. He was responsive.”
In the caption, Gangat adds, “69 kept his chin up in court today. Another defendant has pled guilty.. looks like it may not go to trial after all.”
Elsewhere in the video, Gangat explained why Shotti’s decision to take a plea deal is a sign 6ix9ine might not go to trial.
“I was in the courtroom, I almost wanted to yell, ‘You know the vibes,’ but I had to hold it back because the judge would kick me out,” he says. The crazy news today is, other than the fact Lance is going to stay on the case, is everybody just found out Shotti has taken a plea.
“Shotti pleaded guilty to two charges. They’re big charges. He’s basically pleading guilty to playing a roll in a couple shootings. So, you know, orchestrating shootings is a serious federal charge. What does that mean? It means the two ‘top dogs’ have taken pleas and everybody else is still facing all those fed charges. We’re gonna see what happens in this case and see if it goes to trial or if everybody just starts taking pleas. It’s not looking good.”
6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine federal counts in January. He’s been cooperating with the feds but still faces at least 47 years behind bars — if he doesn’t cop a plea.