Despite saying that he’s in danger from the Bloods in jail, a judge has denied Tekashi 6ix9ine’s request to serve the rest of jail sentence at home. The federal judge struck down the rapper’s motion to serve his 24 months under home confinement. In his decision, Judge Paul Engelmayer said doing the time behind bars is “necessary in this case … [to] reflect the seriousness of his crimes.”
In his request, Tekashi’s fears stem from the retaliation that he potentially faces after snitching on the Nine Trey Bloods in exchange for a lighter sentence.
The judge said he is aware that the facility Tekashi is in doesn’t have any rehabilitative programs … but added that the rapper’s request would, “eliminate the remaining prison component of his sentence in favor of lesser forms of confinement,” something the judge has stated is important to his punishment.
Tekashi’s lawyer Dawn Florio told TMZ that they are appealing the ruling.