According to a report from TMZ, Daniel Hernandez aka Tekashi 6ix9ine has been moved from general population in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center to a unit where “witnesses who cooperate with the feds” are held late yesterday.

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Tek’s attorney Lance Lazarro said it was merely a security matter to keep the “Gummo” rapper safe.

As reported earlier this week, 6ix9ine received a warning from the FBI that his former Nine Trey crew members were planning to “super violate him”. The 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper refused their help but was swept up the next day along with the same crew members who were allegedly planning a hit on the rapper.


“This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known Tekashi 6ix9ine, are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities,”

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez said when announcing 6ix9ine’s arrest.

Lazarro claims that Hernandez is nothing more than an entertainer, who was in the midst of promoting his new album Dummy Boy when the arrest occurred. The album released has been postponed indefinitely.

Tekashi has been charged by federal authorities for racketeering and firearms. He faces a minimum of 32 years in federal prison.