Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been transferred from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn to a new federal facility that is often used for witnesses cooperating with authorities.
The Brooklyn rapper was transferred to the unnamed facility on Wednesday night (Nov. 21), TMZ reports, citing sources from the new detention center. 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, tells TMZ that his client was transferred for “security reasons” after receiving threats from gang members.
6ix9ine was arrested Nov. 18 by federal ATF and Homeland Security agents on six counts of various racketeering, firearms, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges.
Earlier this week, 6ix9ine was denied bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitmaneven after Lazzaro offered up to $1.7 million in Tekashi’s bank account and agreed to surrender his passport just to keep him out of detention before trial gets going, according to Courthouse News Service.