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Tekashi 6ix9ine's Former Bodyguards Reportedly Refuse To Work For Him Once He's Released From Prison

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22:  Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez and also known as 6ix9ine, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi 69,  arrives for his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse on August 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Former Bodyguards Reportedly Refuse To Work For Him Once He's Released From Prison

Tekashi is currently serving a 24-month sentence behind bars and is expected to be released in late 2020.

Published January 22nd

Written by Danielle Ransom

Despite his recently instated two-year prison sentence, buzz in the industry streets has it that Tekashi 6ix9ine could possibly be released from prison in a few months. 

  1. The Brooklyn rapper is currently locked up behind bars serving out the 24-month prison bid, most of which he’s already served. However, there’s been much speculation as to how he’ll fare once he’s back on the outside. TMZ previously reported that Tekashi planned to hire round the clock security, but according to a new report from the outlet, several of his former security guards have reportedly said they won't be returning to work for the rapper once he’s released.


  2. According to TMZ, Tekashi’s former bodyguards feel that there is no amount of money in the world that would make it worth their time to offset the risk of protecting a guy who has “zero street [credibility] or integrity.” 

    RELATED: Tekashi 6ix9ine Will Likely Be Released From Prison In Late 2020


  3. Sources close to the matter also told the outlet many of Tekashi’s former bodyguards felt that the rapper needlessly put them in harm’s way before he went to jail. His security detail also did not like how they were frequently drawn into the “street politics” between Tekashi and rival gang sets, according to TMZ.

    RELATED: Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks Judge To Let Him Serve Remainder Of His Sentence Under House Arrest

    This latest development comes on the heels of a report from Complex that stated Tekashi reportedly asked a judge to allow him to serve the remainder of his prison term on home confinement or in a community correctional facility. The Brooklyn-bred rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, stated that Tekashi’s “safety is still, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, seriously at risk.” 


  4. “Given the significant and ongoing threat to Hernandez’s safety as a result of his past and potential future cooperation, the government has filed papers which force Hernandez to remain incarcerated at a private jail in an effort to secure his safety,” the legal documents read, according to Complex. “However, even at the private jail, Hernandez is still housed with various members of the Bloods.”

(Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)


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