Tekashi, real name, Daniel Hernandez, has been behind bars since November 18 and may stay in prison until his trial date, which has been set for September 4, 2019. He also told TMZ that he "doubts his client is getting preferential treatment" in prison. "It's Tr3yway", the Brooklyn rapper's former manager and now co-defendant, Shotti reportedly said to the judge. A dormitory was reportedly cleared out to accommodate him.
The rapper - who is currently being housed in a special federal prison facility used specifically for informants and those who've turned government evidence - is now feeling the wrath from other inmates!
Obviously, this didn't go over very well, and according to the report, other inmates have been VERY vocal in their displeasure over what they see as special treatment for their famous new fellow inmate. The outlet reported that one inmate mocked 69 "by singing a song about a child predator" - a reference to his child sex crime conviction (for which he placed on 4 years probation). His bail was denied early on in the proceedings, Tekashi's lawyer plans to appeal directly to the trial judge, but things don't look good for him.
The rapper - real name Daniel Hernandez - was arrested on six counts: conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a risky weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering.