Somebody forgot to tell Tekashi69 that snitches get… well you know. After the 23-year-old rapper testified against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, he was still sentenced to two years in prison (less the 13 months he’d already served in custody) thanks to his involvement with the gang. Now Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is fearing for his life on the inside — and he desperately wants out.
Hernandez has sent a formal request to the judge presiding over his case to allow him to spend the rest of his prison sentence in home confinement. Currently, the “GUMMO” rapper is being held in a private prison facility alongside “various members of the Bloods,” according to the official court document issued by his lawyer. Naturally, he is terrified of what his ex-gang members could do to him if given the opportunity. (Makes you wonder how far Tekashi’s “Stoopid, I’m not gonna let you get the chance!” goes these days.)
As an example, Lance Lazzaro, the lawyer working with Hernandez, explains what happened to his client’s co-conspirator after he disavowed the gang. “As the court is well aware, Rolland Martin, a co-conspirator convicted in Hernandez’s case, was almost killed in a Bureau of Prisons facility, not for cooperating with the government, but for merely renouncing his membership in the gang,” he said.
This makes Hernandez’s situation far more serious. While the rapper isn’t in a Bureau of Prisons facility, his private jail isn’t necessarily an ideal alternative. In fact, it complicates matters when it comes to getting him into home confinement. According to Lazarro, there are stipulations against prisoners held in private prisons that prevent them from applying to home confinement or transitioning to halfway houses following their release — hence his recent plea to the courts.
“The reality of it is he cooperated with the federal government, and therefore he’s a target,” Lazzaro told The New York Daily News. “He’s all right. He’s strong, but he’d like to come home. We’re not fighting with the two-year sentence. That sentence he’s accepted.”
All Hernandez can do now is ham up the fact that he “cooperated” with the government in hopes of an alternative. “He’s being treated differently from any other prisoner, and this is somebody who helped the government and did the right thing,” Lazzaro added. “He’s being penalized for cooperating.”
Yet going so far as to say Tekashi “did the right thing” is still glossing over his past crimes. After all, we can’t forget that this is the same guy who was convicted of filming a sexual act with a minor, now can we?