NEW YORK, NY – Despite the mounting evidence, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s attorney will not accept a plea deal in the polarizing rapper’s racketeering case. On Saturday (December 8), TMZ released over a dozen images from 6ix9ine and his ex-crew’s cell phones that feds say match surveillance footage from an April armed robbery.
But Lance Lazzaro, 6ix9ine’s attorney, maintains his client’s innocence. “A plea deal is simply off the table, even if the feds offer one.” he told TMZ.
6ix9ine has been behind bars since mid-November when he was arrested alongside his ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan and three other members of his former entourage. Feds believe his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods have led to multiple crimes ranging from shootings to drug dealing.
In total, 6ix9ine and his ex-crew members are facing a total of 17 charges. Three of the charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
A judge has set a trial date for September 4, 2019. In the meantime, 6ix9ine has been denied bail and will likely have to wait it out.
While in prison, 6ix9ine officially released his debut album, Dummy Boy, which initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
But after Nielsen Music announced a discrepancy in last week’s numbers, it turns out Dummy Boy actually made its grand entrance at No. 1, selling less than 200 units than Travis Scott’s Astroworld.