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Tekashi 6ix9ine's Lawyer Explains Why He's Deactivated His Social Media Accounts

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Lawyer Explains Why He's Deactivated His Social Media Accounts

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has taken the decision to deactivate all of his social media accounts ahead of his last two weeks of home confinement.

The controversial artist - who is really called Daniel Hernandez - has been in home confinement since his release from prison in April, but his lawyer says he is being cautious and keeping his head down until he's allowed back out into normal society on 1 August.

Hernandez was allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence at home over fears about the coronavirus pandemic.

Since his release, 6ix9ine has recorded new music, but now his lawyer has said he's decided to go quiet for a bit, which includes deleting his Instagram and other social media accounts.

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6ix9ine pictured in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock
6ix9ine pictured in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock

Lance Lazzaro told Complex: "His home confinement aspect ends on July 31, so we thought out of an abundance of caution that he should deactivate all of his social media accounts and just keep a low profile until his home confinement is finished, just to make sure that nothing is leaked, where any gang members would figure out his location or anything to that effect.

"So we just thought, out of an abundance of caution, these last two weeks before the home confinement aspect ends, that he should just stay away from social media."

Lazzaro also confirmed that the musician intends to make public appearances and release music once again, despite the risk of reprisals from members of his former gang.

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He continued: "It's his intent to appear in public.

"He's got a security team made up of former FBI agents and NYPD detectives, so he's going to be well-protected when he does step out into the public eye, and he does plan on doing that.

"I think with a detail security team surrounding him, he will be fine.

"I think you'll see an entire album released the month of August, as well as some music videos that he will release once he's done with home confinement. He's going to be busy."

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6ix9ine pictured in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock
6ix9ine pictured in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock

Hernandez was sentenced to two years inside back in December 2019 for a string of crimes committed while he was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.

Those charges included racketeering, firearm offences, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy murder charges.

He was spared a long sentence - potentially 47 years imprisonment - in part because of his testimony against other gang members.

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Topics: Celebrity, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Music, US News, US Entertainment

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