6ix9ine believes prison will only make him more popular. According to TMZ, the rapper says that other hip-hop stars and celebrities are just jealous and threatened by him. He also thinks that the fact that he’s trash talks YG, Meek Mill, 50 Cent, The Game, Snoop Dogg, and J. Prince will soon be forgotten.
Lil Durk recently added his two cents about 6ix9ine and his statements against the Nine Trey Bloods gang. “A rat is a rat,” he said in a Genius interview. “Ain't nobody deserve to go to jail at the end of the day, but a rat is a rat. I’m not surprised he told.”
Reports say that 6ix9ine has no interest in going into the United States Federal Witness Protection Program after he’s released. Instead, he wants to return to his music career. He also allegedly wants to pay for a 24/7 security team, which he plans on paying for with the money he makes as a rap star.
6ix9ine, who pled guilty in January, is a witness for the government. His testimony about the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods has strained the traditional relationship between rappers and gangs. 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, is a cooperating witness for the government in a trial of two former contacts, Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack.
The rapper, who was arrested last November, faced a minimum of 47 years and maximum of life in prison after being charged with nine federal counts, including racketeering, firearms offenses and drug trafficking. He agreed to testify against the Nine Trey Bloods gang in order to shorten his sentence.
It is a fact that gangs don’t take snitching too lightly, therefore, many believe 6ix9ine’s life will be in danger after he leaves prison. The rapper testified in court, “I knew I was going to become a target. I knew they were going to try and hurt me.”
He has rainbow hair, a large signature 6-9 face tattoo and has done nothing that suggests a capacity for discretion. But now prosecutors are suggesting that Tekashi 6ix9ine — a star gang witness for the government — could enter witness protection. https://t.co/m86qxGjUgA— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 22, 2019
In the trial against Ellison and Mack, 6ix9ine spoke out against numerous people, including Cardi B and The Diplomats' Jim Jones. Cardi B and her representatives have denied the rapper’s claims, saying she belonged to a different group, the Brim Bloods, when she was younger.
Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, has continuously trolled and criticized the rapper on social media. In a recent post, Snoop compared 6ix9ine to Martha Stewart, who was in jail for five months in 2004 following an insider trading scandal. Snoop and Stewart, who are good friends, have hosted Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party for three seasons on VH1.
In his post, Snoop wrote, “As we watch Tekashi69 (or whatever his name is) snitch on EVERYBODY, I invite you all to remember Martha Stewart snitched on NOT ONE soul during her trial. Baby girl kept it 10 toes down and ate that prison sentence by herself, like the true baddie she is.”
The trial ended last Thursday and 6ix9ine is expected to be sentenced next year. Time will only tell how the aftermath of this case plays out.