Tekashi 6ix9ine’s lawyer says why he’s deactivated his Social Media accounts
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has shut off all of his social media accounts ahead of his last two weeks of home confinement.
The controversial artist – whose actual name, Daniel Hernandez – has been in home confinement
since his release from prison in April, but his lawyer says he is being cautious and
keeping his head down until he’s allowed back out into normal society on 1 August.
Tekashi 6ix9ine will serve the rest of his sentence at home over fears about the coronavirus pandemic.
Since his release, 6ix9ine has recorded new music, but now his lawyer has said he went quiet for a bit
which includes deleting his Instagram and other social media accounts.
Lance Lazzaro told Complex:
“His home confinement aspect ends on July 31, so we thought out of an abundance
of caution that he should deactivate all of his social media accounts and just keep
a low profile until he finishes his home confinement, just to make sure that nothing is leaked,
where any gang members would figure out his location or anything to that effect.
“So we just thought, out of an abundance of caution, these last two weeks
before the home confinement aspect ends,
that he should just stay away from social media.”
Lazzaro also confirmed that the musician intends to make public appearances and release music once again,
despite the risk of retaliation from members of his former gang.
He continued: “It’s his intent to appear in public.
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“He’s got a security team made up of former FBI agents and NYPD detectives,
so he will be well-protected when he steps out into the public eye,
and he plans on doing that.
“I think with a detail security team surrounding him, he will be fine.
“I think you’ll see an entire album released the month of August
and some music videos that he will release once he’s done with home confinement.
He will be busy.”
Hernandez was sentenced to two years inside back in December 2019 for a string of crimes committed
while he was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
Those charges included racketeering, firearm offenses, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy murder charges.
He was spared a long sentence – potentially 47 years’ imprisonment –
in part because of his testimony against other gang members.
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