AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine isn't risking his life for a reduced sentence. The rapper's attorney Lance Lazzaro states that his client isn't taking a plea deal despite mounting evidence that suggests he's involved in at least three armed robberies and/or shootings in Brooklyn earlier this year.
"A plea deal is simply off the table, even if the feds offer one," Lazzaro tells TMZ, insisting that Tekashi is innocent and they're ready to prove it in trial. The lawyer adds that Tekashi "was never part of a conspiracy, plain and simple. Nor did he ever participate in any incidents that the government has alleged."
Lazzaro additionally makes it clear that his client won't be snitching, saying that the rapper is not interested in "cooperating" with prosecutors.
Tekashi's decision to not cooperate with prosecutors is possibly due to the threats he's received since being arrested on November 18 on six counts of various racketeering, firearms, assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy murder charges. He's currently held without bail.
A transcript of a wiretap conversation between Tekashi's former manager Kifano Jordan a.k.a. Shotti and Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones revealed that his former crew members were plotting to kill him. According to TMZ, Shotti criticized Tekashi for being a "snitch" after the rapper terminated his entire team.
Meanwhile, the site recently reported that cops obtained videos from phones belonging to Tekashi or crew members and matched them with surveillance videos of an April 3 armed robbery in Brooklyn. Police claim that the videos prove Shotti pulled the robbery, while Tekashi watched from the street and recorded the video(s).
Additionally, cops found matching images of a backpack that was stolen and later found in Tekashi's home during a September raid. Cops reportedly believe that the 22-year-old rapper was the mastermind behind the crimes.
Tekashi pled not guilty to all the charges and his federal trial date is set for September 4, 2019.