6ix9ine Held in Isolation for His Own Safety at Rikers Island Jail in New York
6ix9ine got an alarming reality check upon returning to New York from the European leg of his tour after he was arrested by the NYPD on Wednesday (July 11) on an outstanding warrant issued in Texas for misdemeanor assault. To add insult to injury, the highly-controversial rap star was denied bail just a day later on Thursday (July 12) for the alleged attack, and now appears to have been moved to isolation for his own safety.
According to jail records, 6ix9ine is currently being housed in Rikers' West Facility, which holds inmates with contagious diseases. The Brooklyn artist was moved there out of concerns for his safety in the main population, TMZ has learned.
While the Contagious Disease Unit is utilized primarily to house inmates battling illnesses, it is also provides security to high-profile or celebrity inmates whom can't interact within the general population. Law officials disclosed to the publication that 6ix9ine is to have no contact with other inmates whatsoever, with the exception of correction officers.
As previously reported, The "Blood Walk" rapper is being held without bail for allegedly choking a 16-year-old boy at the Galleria Mall in Houston back in January. Video surfaced of the altercation in question in May, which appears to show 6ix9ine forcefully grabbing and pulling 16-year-old Santiago Albarran's sweatshirt hood. Albarran's parents later reported the incident to police, claiming scratch marks on their son's neck proved he was choked.
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