Tekashi 6ix9nie was originally arrested at JFK airport and booked in jail on Wednesday (July 11th). On Thursday, his second day in holding, the rapper was moved to a secure facility for his safety on Rikers Island that is set aside for inmates with infectious diseases. According to The Daily News, the CDC facility is sometimes used for high-profile inmates who fear for their safety. A courthouse source later said Tekashi reported he was threatened by Trinitarios gang members in central booking while he was waiting for his hearing to begin.
A second source confirmed that Trinitarios members were calling the rapper a “b*tch” and threatened to cut him. Tekashi cowered in fear during the verbal onslaught, the source said.
Manhattan Judge Ann Scherzer initially ordered Tekashi held without bail until Texas authorities could pick him up next week. But during a late hearing on Friday, Scherzer announced that she will allow the rapper to go free on $150,000 bail since Texas prosecutors were fine with Tekashi surrendering on his own.
Today (late Friday) the rapper was granted and released on that $150K bail. His attorney, Ian Niles, stated, "Once released he will as early as possible head to Texas to answer the warrant.”
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