Update: According to TMZ, 6ix9ine will be transferred to Rikers Island and housed in isolation, barring him from contact with other inmates. Billboard confirmed the report by discovering the artist born Daniel Hernandez in the NYC Department of Corrections Inmate Lookup Service. 6ix9ine is currently being housed in the West Facility which is normally used for inmates with contagious diseases. The Contagious Disease Unit is also implemented at times to protect celebrity inmates from the general population.
Following his arrest in NYC on Wednesday (July 11), rapper 6ix9ine was reportedly denied bail after facing a Manhattan judge on Thursday (July 12) as the Brooklyn native has allegedly been deemed a flight risk. The 22-year-old will remain in jail until July 20, when authorities are slated to extradite him to Texas, according to TMZ.
Texas law enforcement issued an outstanding arrest warrant in May after 6ix9ine -- on tour in Europe at the time -- skipped a court date for a misdemeanor assault charge which stems from a January altercation at the Galleria Mall in Texas where Tekashi allegedly choked 16-year-old Santiago Albarran. The victim's parents later reported the incident to police, claiming red marks on the teen's neck were evidence he was assaulted.