Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been moved from prison to a federal facility only days after the rapper was warned that he could face life behind bars.
The ‘Gummo’ artist – real name Daniel Rodriguez – was remanded in custody on Monday (November 19) after facing an initial court appearance where prosecutors confirmed he faces racketeering and firearms charges alongside three other men. If found guilty, 6ix9ine 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.
6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro released a statement yesterday (November 21) asserting his client’s innocence. “Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” the statement reads. “An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”
“For reasons beyond music, the record company will hold off on putting his project out for now,” she wrote. “Danny, I love you and am praying for you, your Mother, daughter & her Mom during this time.”