Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Wants Protection for Community Service
For the last few weeks, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been moving in silence. With his usual social media antics put on pause, he hasn’t been able to clue fans or lurkers in on his plans or whereabouts.
6ix9ine’s attorneys want him to move differently now that he’s out of prison, and they’ve been taking steps to ensure his safety. Now, it looks like they want to finagle special arrangements for his community service obligations.
Tekash 6ix9ine’s house confinement ends
On July 31, the “Trollz” rapper will officially be off home confinement, which was a condition of his early release. In April, a federal judge allowed Tekashi 6ix9ine to finish out the rest of his prison sentence at home due to COVID-19 concerns.
He spent a part of that time in an undisclosed location before he had to relocate because the address leaked. Once nestled in a different secret home, 6ix9ine continued to make music, shoot in-house videos, and troll other rappers on social media. He’s been working the entire time.
However, with home confinement ending, his lawyers grew concerned about his safety and instructed Tekashi 6ix9ine to temporarily deactivate his social media accounts. The time is nigh.
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s team wants secure community service location
Rather than have him out in the open picking up garbage or something similar, Tekashi’s legal team wants him to perform his community service sentence where it’s secure. According to TMZ, he’s on the hook for 300 hours.
His attorney Lance Lazzaro is reportedly working with the probation officer to arrange for the hours to be completed in a secure facility such as a veteran’s hospital or academic institution. It’s said they are requesting that the probation department reviews the circumstances surrounding his case.
Because he testified as the government’s witness against gang members, there are concerns about Tekashi 6ix9ine being out in the open and therefore vulnerable to retaliation.
A new album is on the way too
Tekashi 6ix9ine still has a huge fan base. His “GOOBA” single reached number 1 on the Billboard charts in May, and his “Trollz” collaboration with Nicki Minaj also debuted in the spot back in June.
Further, the “GOOBA” video set a new YouTube historical record for the most views within 24 hours for a hip-hop record. When it dropped in May, it soared past Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande’s massive streaming numbers on the platform, and broke Eminem’s record in the genre.
Per Complex, the rapper will be releasing an album in August and taking steps to venture out in public. The outlet interviewed Lazzaro in July and he revealed that 6ix9ine has some protection already.
“He’s got a security team made up of former FBI agents and NYPD detectives, so he’s going to be well-protected when he does step out into the public eye, and he does plan on doing that,” he said.
Lazzaro also stated that along with new music, fans can expect more videos from Tekashi 6ix9ine. It is very likely he will move again once the confinement order expires this weekend.