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Tekashi 6ix9ine Held In Dangerous Prison Despite Death Threats


Tekashi 6ix9ine’s life may be more in danger behind bars than outside.

Tekashi 6ix9ine was denied bail during his arraignment yesterday in court, and the Feds argued that his life is in danger due to threats from his own men and that’s a good reason to keep him behind bars. The “FEFE” rapper’s attorney is now telling TMZ that he was placed in the general population of the Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, one of the most dangerous prisons in the country. According to the U.S. Justice Department, inmates at the MDC are extremely dangerous and violent.

Prosecutors told the court that Tekashi69’s life was in danger after he fired his entire management team which includes fellow gang members of his. According to prosecutor, Michael Longyear, a wiretap was placed on members of the rapper’s crew and overheard them discussing that they want to “super violate” him.

Longyear says that they took 6ix9ine into custody for his own safety after learning that he was planning a trip to a Connecticut casino where his ex-gang members were planning to strike. Prosecutors say they feared that innocent bystanders could be caught up in the crossfire.

Tekashi 6ix9ine will now have to wait until Wednesday for his next bail hearing to know if he will be released on house arrest. The Brooklyn rapper is facing life in prison following his indictment on Monday on six federal charges including discharging a firearm while committing a crime, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.