The first photo of Tekashi 6ix9ine in prison has emerged, after his girlfriend posted a photo of the pair together.
The controversial ‘Gummo’ rapper is currently incarcerated in a US federal prison while he awaits trial for racketeering charges later this year. If found guilty, he faces a minimum sentence of 32 years and a maximum of life in prison. The charges reportedly arise from a five-year investigation into the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, of which 6ix9ine is allegedly a member.
Although he’s been imprisoned since November 2018, the first photo of the rapper behind bars has now emerged from his own girlfriend.
Posting on Instagram, she shared a candid photo that showed her kissing the rapper. She captioned the snap: “He’s good luv, enjoy”
The rapper’s incarceration in a federal prison comes after he was moved from the Federal Prison of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center amid fears for his security.
According to TMZ, he is now being housed in a federal facility known for holding “neutral inmates” who are often “witnesses who cooperate with the feds”. The rapper’s lawyer Lazzaro told TMZ that the transfer was made for “security reasons”.