Inmates at the prison where Tekashi 6ix9ine (real name, Daniel Hernandez) is incarcerated are not happy with the pompous treatment the rapper is receiving during his stay. The 22-year-old rapper is currently facing imprisonment for six charges including conspiracy to commit murder, armed robbery, racketeering (fraudulent business dealings), and possession of an AR-15 rifle.
Although his lawyer had attempted for a bail worth $1 million — plus including house arrest and surrendering his passport -- the judge denied it on the grounds that the rapper could still be a threat to the community.
Now it seems like he is being a threat to the lifestyle of his prison inmates. According to sources who spoke with TMZ, several inmates are angry about the fact that the rapper is being given special treatment in the prison.
As he arrived at the facility, an entire dorm was cleared out, leaving only those who were not affiliated to any gang to remain. That is quite a strange step to keep the rapper in comfort, as his security guards are mostly members of Nine Trey Bloods, an allegedly violent New York gang. However, he has been kept with 11 other inmates who were claimed to be "docile".
The dorm which is often used to house informants is known to be used for high-profile inmates, dirty cops, and child predators. Inmates soon expressed their angst upon the discrimination in treatment, and one inmate also mocked the rapper by singing a song about a child predator.
Reportedly, it is known that the rapper had earlier pled guilty to one count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance back in October 2015, when he was placed under 4 years probation. In spite of the claims, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, claims that the rapper is barely receiving any special treatment in the cell.
This is the second time in two days that Tekashi's name has appeared on the headlines. A day back a video was leaked, where the rapper was apparently calling a hit on Chief Keef's cousin a few days before shots were fired at the rapper in front of a hotel in New York.
The Brooklyn-bred rapper, who is currently in federal custody, following a joint investigation form the ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security is facing quite a few years in prison over racketeering and firearm charges. However, his attorney Lazzaro wrote in a statement on Wednesday, "An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”