Tekashi 6ix9ine transferred from federal jail for 'security reasons' after allegedly receiving threats to his life

Tekashi 6ix9ine was moved from Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park in general population. He was arrested Sunday on charges of racketeering and various firearm charges.

Tekashi 6ix9ine transferred from federal jail for 'security reasons' after allegedly receiving threats to his life

Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly moved from a federal cell located in Brooklyn, New York, after the rapper claimed he received threats of violence he believed were dangerous to his life. He was being held at Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park in general population.

He was arrested Sunday on charges of racketeering and various firearm charges. TMZ reported the rapper was taken to another federal facility where officials take witnesses who co-operate. He is now said to be in a place with "neutral inmates." TMZ's sources also revealed the change in plans happened Wednesday night. 6ix9ine reportedly asked to be in a facility away from the Bloods as well as the Crips, gangs he was allegedly a part of in the past.

Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez and also known as 6ix9ine, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi 69, arrives for his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez and also known as 6ix9ine, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi 69, arrives for his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, did not clarify to the publication if the rapper was trying to reach a deal with the authorities. He only said it was for 6ix9ine's "security reasons." 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was slapped with 17 federal charges that included armed robbery, conspiracy to commit murder, and drug distribution.

If Hernandez is found guilty, he faces between a minimum of 32 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. His request for bail was denied by the judge, thus leaving him at the Detention facility in Brooklyn. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear called him violent, thus denying his bail request in fear he may be a danger to society.

The 22-year-old rapper was alleged a member of a gang named 9 Trey Bloods, based out of New York. The violent gang is said to have been involved in homicides, robberies and drug trafficking in areas of Manhattan, the Bronx, as well as Brooklyn. 6ix9ine was also allegedly involved in a shooting in July in Brooklyn.