Despite his plea, it appears Tekashi 6ix9ine will have to finish out the rest of his 24-month long prison sentence behind bars.
Last week, Complex reported that Tekashi’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, had filed a motion in which the rapper petitioned the court to allow him to finish the rest of his prison term under house arrest. Barring that option, Tekashi also asked the judge to consider letting him finish his bid at a community correctional facility as the rapper reportedly felt unsafe at the private facility where he is currently incarcerated at.
Unfortunately for Tekashi, he will have to wait a little longer until he’s a free man. Judge Engelmayer reportedly denied Tekashi’s house arrest request, according to new reports in Complex and TMZ, on the grounds that time behind bars might do the Brooklyn-bred rapper some good. Engelmayer felt that releasing him to serve the remainder of his sentence at home would not “reflect the seriousness of his crimes.” Previously, Lazzaro argued that there was a “significant and ongoing threat” against Tekashi’s well-being given that “even at the private jail, [Tekashi] is still housed with various members of the Bloods.”
In spite of the purported risk, Engelmayer expressed that allowing Tekashi to serve out his the rest of his sentence under a different arrangement would “eliminate the remaining prison component of his sentence in favor of lesser forms of confinement.”
If anything, this will at least give Tekashi some time to figure out his security situation ahead of his anticipated release in these next few months.
Earlier this week, TMZ additionally reported that several of his former bodyguards have no interest whatsoever in returning to work for him once he’s out. According to the outlet, his security detail was uncomfortable working for the rapper before he was jailed given his penchant for attracting trouble. Thus, their concerns lie with the probable increase in risk that Tekashi will face when he gets out of jail later this year.
(Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)