It’s been a volatile last few days for a volatile figure in the hip-hop world. Tekashi 6ix9ine, along with his former manager Shotti, Mel Matrix (a.k.a. Mel Murda of Byrdgang), Treyway member “Crippy” and others were arrested on charges of racketeering and gun possession. 6ix9ine is currently locked up until his next bail hearing. According to reports, he was denied bail after offering to pay $1.7 million to the court, surrender his passport and remain on house arrest.
We just learned that regardless of his status as a celebrity on the outside, 6ix9ine has been placed in general population at Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn. TMZ reportedly received the news firsthand from 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro. MDC has been described by the Department of Justice as “extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone.”
It also is not a good look for 6ix9ine to be in gen pop based on allegations made by prosecutors. They believe that he is a target of his former crew that he unceremonially parted ways with his Treyway crew. Prosecutor Michael Longyear told a judge that folks “wanted to super violate him” after his recent Breakfast Club interview where he talked about firing his whole team. According to Longyear, “super violate” means to inflict harm, possibly by shooting. He also said that 6ix9ine was brought in after the authorities learned that he was headed to a Connecticut casino and they feared that an attempted hit on him could possibly endanger innocent bystanders.
As far as 6ix9ine being in gen pop, his attorney believes he’ll be fine. His next bail hearing was supposed to be today, but it got pushed back to Wednesday (November 21) because the judge was unavailable. As it stands, 6ix9ine was indicted on six federal charges and he is facing life in prison.