Tekashi 6ix9ine was confronted by Crips gang members at Brooklyn facility forcing authorities to transfer rapper to safer prison
Sources with local authorities revealed that the 22-year-old rapper was denied bail at a hearing that took place on November 19
'Dummy Boy' rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine had a confrontation with a group of Crips gang members in what was described as an intense showdown at a facility in Brooklyn last month. Sources with local authorities revealed that the 22-year-old rapper was denied bail at a hearing that took place on November 19 and was in the intake section of the Metropolitan Detention Center in his hometown of Brooklyn.
The artiste, who has been linked to the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, was attacked by a Crips member who tested him in a process that is known as 'G Checking' in which an alleged gang member's morale is challenged by a rival member. The gang member told 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, that he was not going to be in charge while in custody, reported TMZ.
The outlet reported that it was at this time that staff working at the facility has to step in, in order to break up a brawl that was waiting to happen. The run-in with the Crips gang forced officials at the Bureau of Prisons to transfer Tekashi, according to his lawyer Lance Lazzaro, "to a different facility to eliminate the threat".
Lazzaro also said this his client "was being threatened in jail" but that "he was not scared nor did he request being removed". Law enforcement sources, however, told TMZ that 6ix9ine also asked that he be held in custody away from any units that contained members of either the Crips or Bloods gangs. He was then put in a unit where people who have agreed to become witnesses for the state are kept.
The rapper was arrested in November in connection to accusations of racketeering that was linked to drugs, shootings, and armed robberies. This also includes the robbery of a gang-affiliated rival close to Times Square that 6ix9ine has been directly linked to.
When US Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman denied his bail in court last month, he said that the prosecutors has presented him with enough evidence to show that 6ix9ine posed a danger to the community.