Tekashi69's girlfriend shares first photo of the rapper in jail
Back in November last year, Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested on federal racketeering and firearms charges. The 22-year-old artist, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded not guilty to the charges. However, due to previous crimes and the risk of him not showing up for trial, he was denied bail.
Lance Lazzaro, 6ix9nine's attorney, even offered to pay $750,000 for his client's release from jail, and assured authorities that the rapper would surrender his passport and remain on house arrest until his trial - but that wasn't enough. So, until September at least, Tekashi will be kept behind bars.
Judging by a picture posted on his girlfriend's Instagram account, though, he doesn't seem to mind that much.
The cheeky snap, which was uploaded by Jade this week, shows Tekashi - sans rainbow braids - squeezing his girlfriend's butt in the jailhouse. Ahh, how romantic. She captioned the picture, "He’s good luv , enjoy 😉❤️ #FreeDanny".
She and 6ix9nine have obviously not been able to spend much time together since he's been in jail, but that didn't stop him showering her with lavish gifts for her birthday and Christmas. He bought her a black Mercedes-AMG G65 over the festive season, and had previously splashed out on a custom 18k white and rose gold Rolex for her birthday in November.
Posting a picture of herself with the watch, Jade wrote on Twitter: "Best birthday EVER!! thank you baby … your the best even when your [sic] not around … shout out @jimmyxboi for the drip."
Despite his seemingly blasé attitude to being locked up, Tekashi potentially faces a life sentence.
Following his initial arrest last year, The Department of Justice released a 17-page indictment claiming that 6ix9ine and his former associates were involved with, or members of, the violent New York City gang, Nine Trey Bloods.
In the report, Angel M. Melendez, the HSI Special Agent in Charge, wrote:
"Members of Nine Trey, who wielded firearms and pushed highly addictive drugs onto New York City streets, allegedly showed an unprecedented level of violence this year, and for that they are now facing multiple charges, including an incident in which an innocent bystander was shot.
"This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known ‘Tekashi 6ix 9ine,’ are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities."
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A pre-trial hearing is expected to take place on January 22nd, at which time the rapper may be granted bail, before the trial officially starts in September this year.
6ix9ine is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison, according to the prosecuting U.S. attorney, and could potentially receive life because of previous charges - including one of using a child in a sexual performance. He has so far maintained his innocence.