How Long Will Tekashi 6ix9ine Be in Jail? Rapper Pleads Not Guilty, Trial to Start in September 2019

Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded not guilty in court on Monday. The rapper was arrested on a number of charges, including racketeering and firearm possession, on November 18, along with his former manager and two other associates, all of whom are also currently behind bars.

The trial for Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, isn't expected to begin until September 4, 2019, according to a TMZ report. Bail for the rapper, who was a member of the Nine Trey Bloods sector of the Brooklyn-based Bloods gang, was not set. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, argued Tekashi 6ix9ine should be placed on house arrest, surrender his passport as well as pay a $750,000 bail. A federal judge denied the request.

Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently being held at an undisclosed prison facility after he was removed from Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center general population for safety precautions on Thursday. The "FEFE" rapper was relocated to a different federal facility after receiving death threats during his stay in the Brooklyn prison.

According to a federal indictment, Tekashi 6ix9ine, his former manager Shottie and two other associates were involved—whether conspiring or actually committing—in a slew of crimes including drug trafficking, armed robberies and shootings. Tekashi 6ix9ine was specifically cited for committing an armed robbery on April 3 as well as selling heroin, fentanyl and other drugs across New York. He was also mentioned in a shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 21.

The indictment against Tekashi 6ix9ine includes 17 counts in total extending as far back as 2013.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's arrest comes just weeks after the rapper was given probation in October for his involvement in a child sex act. He previously pled guilty for using a child in a sexual act in 2015 after he was seen in a video of a naked 13-year-old girl performing sexual favors on a friend. He was given four years of probation.