6ix9ine to Hire 22-Person Security Team of All Former Law Enforcement Officers: Report
According to a report from TMZ on Tuesday (July 14), Tekashi appears to be taking his safety seriously as he nears the end of his days on house arrest. The Brooklyn rapper says he will be hiring a 22-person security team, consisting of former law enforcement officers. 6ix9ine also insists that he will be out and about in New York City, but he'll have protection like President Trump, who is guarded by the Secret Service.
Additionally, the "Gooba" rapper will be taking a hiatus from the social media platform that he holds near and dear: Instagram. Tekashi told TMZ that per his attorney, Lance Lazarro, he has temporarily deactivated his IG account as a precautionary measure before he becomes a free man on Aug. 2.
6ix9ine also told the celebrity tabloid site that his legal team is concerned that he may inadvertently leak information about his whereabouts, whether it's where he is currently located or where he'll be relocated to. As a result, the rapper's lawyers have suggested he take a break from Instagram until after he is off home confinement. His team hasn't decided where he will be relocated to once he has completed the remainder of his sentence. They are also pushing for Tekashi to leave New York City, but he insists that he isn't leaving the city he calls home.
It isn't a surprise that 6ix9ine's safety is a concern as his location has been leaked once before while he was on house arrest. Back in May, he had to switch homes after a neighbor shared via Twitter that he was staying in a house nearby.
Tekashi, who was arrested on federal firearms and racketeering charges back in 2018, was freed from prison months early back in April due to coronavirus concerns. He received a compassionate release due to a medical condition. 6ix9ine was ordered to finish out the remainder of his sentence on home confinement.
XXL has reached out to 6ix9ine's attorney and his camp for a comment on this matter.
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