AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine has been transferred from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to a new federal facility due to "security reasons." His attorney Lance Lazzaro tells E! News that the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has been "receiving threats from other inmates."
Sources tell TMZ, which first reported the news, that Tekashi "specifically asked to be in a unit away from the Crips and the Bloods." He was transferred on Wednesday night, November 21, and he is now in a unit with "neutral inmates," meaning there's no gang members.
The new facility he was transferred to was not immediately known, but it's said that the federal facility is often used for witnesses cooperating with authorities. His attorney, however, would not comment on whether his client would spill the beans on others in his racketeering case to cut a deal with authorities.
Tekashi was arrested on Sunday night on six counts of various racketeering, firearms, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy murder charges. He was allegedly involved in conspiring to commit armed robberies, drug deals and shootings. Prosecutors additionally claim he is linked to the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods gang.
He was denied bail on Monday despite the offer of $1.5 million from his lawyer. In refusing the bail, the judge reasoned that Tekashi's freedom poses a threat to society. The "Fefe" hitmaker plans to appeal the ruling, but postponed his emergency bail hearing on Wednesday over fear for the safety of his family after severing ties with his managers, promoters and agencies last week. Federal agents claim his former aides want to "super violate" him - a gang term for revenge.
The 22-year-old is now facing a life sentence and a minimum of 32 years behind bars if convicted.