6ix9ine Says He's Not Safe In Jail, Asks Judge To Serve Sentence At Home
By Peyton Blakemore
January 15, 2020
Tekashi 6ix9ine is worried for his safety.
According to TMZ, the "FEFE" rapper is so convinced that he's at serious risk behind bars, he's asked a judge to get him out of prison ASAP to serve the remainder of his sentence at home.
Tekashi's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, recently filed docs, obtained by TMZ, asking a judge to allow him to serve the rest of his 24-month sentence under home confinement or in a community correctional facility. 6ix9ine reportedly claims his safety is seriously at risk because he ratted on his former gang, Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, and he says the private jail he's currently in is chock-full of Blood gang members, the outlet reports.
As fans know, the 23-year-old rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, was sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years of supervised release last month. While the government requested THAT 6ix9ine be released for time served, given his lengthy testimony against his former gang and gang members, the presiding judge in 6ix9ine's case, Paul Engelmayer, said the rapper's 13 months in federal custody was not enough.
"For the better part of a year, you were part of a violent gang. So that there is no misunderstanding, here is a specific account of those actions. First came [Trippie Redd]... You decided to shoot at a member of [Trippie Redd's] entourage," he told the court, per Inner City Press. "Jordan fired into the sprinter van, in the Times Square area. It is a matter of sheer luck that an innocent person or people was not wounded or killed."
The judge additionally noted that when Tekashi pled guilty, he "admitted to attempting to commit murder." He went on to recall 6ix9ine's previous offenses as well as his involvement in a number of illicit activities conducted by members of his team. Eventually, though Judge Engelmayer credited 6ix9ine for his "courageous" testimony, stating that the rapper's "cooperation enabled the government to take down a violent gang, beyond the six including you named in the initial indictment."
6ix9ine, who originally faced 37 years behind bars, is expected to be released from prison in July 2020.
Photo: Getty Images