Another day, another update on the absolutely bonkers saga of Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, aka What Happens When a Troll Doll Discovers Bath Salts.
Tekashi is currently locked up after being arrested for [checks notes] every single crime known to man.
The rapper — real name Daniel Hernandez — was taken into custody on November 19 in connection with an incident in which he allegedly fired a gun during an armed robbery.
(Discharging a gun while committing a crime carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in New York State.)
Even if he sometimes skates out of that mess scot-free, Hernandez is still facing charges for another robbery (which he allegedly filmed), as well as a sexually explicit film featuring a 13-year-old girl, in which he allegedly appeared.
Needless to say, it’s unlikely that Tekashi will be walking the streets anytime soon.
And believe it or not, a lengthy prison sentence might be the best thing that ever happened to the guy.
We’re not suggesting that he might be rehabilitated and emerge a productive member of society.
No, American maximum security prisons are nothing more than corporatized forced labor camps where inmates learn to become more skilled and dangerous criminals.
But in Hernandez’s case, being locked up might literally save his life.
According to wiretap transcripts obtained by TMZ, members of Tekashi’s own crew were conspiring to murder him just prior to his arrest.
Apparently, the rapper’s former partners became incenses after listening to a candid interview with The Breakfast Club, in which Teksashi spoke bluntly about his criminal past and denounced his gang.
A man named Jamel Jones can be heard threatening to “feed” Tekashi in response to his “dry snitching.”
“Feed” is believed to be slang for shoot (as in, feeding Hernandez some bullets).
Tekashi’s former manager Shotti is heard on the tape laughing, and agreeing that Tekashi needs to be fed.
So there’s a silver lining to Tekashi’s dire situation, as life behind bars is probably slightly better than no life at all.
Of course, it’s not like the guy’s completely safe behind bars.
With a face covered in colorful tattoos and long rainbow pigtails, he’s not exactly a hard target for a potential assassin.
And if the 22-year-old wants to be placed in protective custody, he better make that request soon.