Tekashi69 was transferred to a new facility after being “gangsta checked” by several Crips. According to TMZ, Tekashi—a known member of the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods—was confronted by inmates who are affiliated with the rival gang. The rapper was told that he better understand who was in charge and before a fight could ensue, prison staffers intervened.
While the new facility is known for criminals who have cut deals, Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, said that even though his client was being threatened in jail, he did not request to be transferred. All the 22-year-old asked was that he be in a unit away from Crips and Bloods.
Tekashi69 received his trial date on Monday morning, after he entered a plea of not guilty in his federal racketeering case. The rapper, who has been incarcerated since his arrest on November 18th, was notified that his trial date has been set for September 4th. The issue of bail was not addressed at the hearing, so as of now, Tekashi will remain behind bars until that date. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, did offer to pay $750k, surrender the rapper’s passport and have him remain on house arrest, but it was all denied. The 22-year-old has 6 charges against him and could face anywhere from 25 years to life in prison.
Tekashi69’s drama has followed him to his prison cell. Apparently, a number of inmates at the facility where the rapper is being held are pissed at the special treatment they believe he is receiving. Tekashi is being housed in a dorm designated for high-profile inmates, dirty cops and child predators. The dorm was cleared out before the 22-year-old arrived and then filled with “docile” inmates who are not affiliated with any gang. Lance Lazzaro, Tekashi’s lawyer, told TMZ he doubts his client is getting any sort of special treatment.