Tekashi 6ix9ine is requesting that he serve out the remainder of his prison sentence at home because he’s worried for his safety behind bars.
According to court documents obtained by XXL on Tuesday (Jan. 14), the rapper’s attorney has sent a letter to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer asking that 6ix9ine be transferred to either a community correctional facility or back home. 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro cites the rapper’s safety as the main motive for the transfer.
“As a result of [6ix9ine’s] cooperation with the government against multiple gang members with the Bloods, [6ix9ine’s] safety is still, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, seriously at risk,” Lazzaro’s letter reads.
His letter also mentions the stabbing of 6ix9ine’s co-defendant, Roland Martin. Martin also renounced the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, like 6ix9ine, and was subsequently stabbed nine times while serving time at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center. Lazzaro cites this stabbing as evidence further proving that 6ix9ine is in imminent danger whilst in prison.
Lazzaro writes that he would accept 6ix9ine’s placement in a community correctional center, although he warns that “placement in any Bureau of Prisons facility, including any CCC, would jeopardize [6ix9ine’s] safety.” He argues that relocation to 6ix9ine’s home is the “most reasonable” way for him to serve his remaining 11-month sentence.
Less than a month ago, 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years of supervised release for his high-profile guns and racketeering case. The sentence was dramatically reduced, due to the rapper becoming a federal informant against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, which he was once a member of. He was credited 13 months for time already served, moving his release date to November 2020. However, Lazzaro has said he thinks 6ix9ine will be released by August, due to the Bureau of Prisons’ good behavior guidelines.