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.
Justice Ann Scherzer reportedly rejected 6ix9ine’s plea that he needed to be free in order to support his daughter and mother. “I’ve been very remorseful for my lack of responsibility. In the short time I’ve been incarcerated, I’ve learned my lesson to be more respectful,” Tekashi reportedly told the judge, according to Page Six.
“I was not very responsible knowing it was that serious of a warrant for a misdemeanor,” he reportedly added. The Judge believes 6ix9ine wasn’t taking the charges against him seriously enough given his multiple previous run-ins with the law. “Even though you think it’s just a misdemeanor, it’s a crime,” she replied, according to Page Six.
6ix9ine will remain locked up until July 20. Billboard has reached out to his reps for comment.