Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine had to be moved from a federal prison in Brooklyn on Wednesday night amid threats to his life, The Post has learned.
The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was removed from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, where he was placed after his arrest on Sunday, despite concerns that he was targeting gang members who wanted to "rape him."
Hernandez's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said he did not know where his client had been taken, except that he was removed from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday night.
That probably means that Hernandez has been placed in protective custody with ICE, whose National Security Investigations unit arrested him for being a member of a violent street gang.
HSI did not immediately return a request for comment. BOP also did not return a request for comment, but its website says rapper "Oof" was "released" on November 21.
Hernandez was arrested over the weekend and charged along with five others, including his former manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. Prosecutors accused the men of blackmail, saying they are members of a violent gang operating from Brooklyn and Manhattan known as the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
But Hernandez also disagreed with some of his alleged gang members, who were caught in a telephone intervention saying they wanted to "super rape" him for firing some of them, including Jordan, the feds said. In gangs, "raping" someone means hurting them, even shooting them, prosecutors said.
Before being removed from the custody of the BOP, Hernandez was subjected to a "separation order" while in prison, his lawyer said.
Such orders are implemented by the feds to keep certain prisoners separated from each other, either for security reasons or for fear of conspiring in jail, said Larry Levine, director and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants.
But they are not infallible, Levine said.
"I had a separation order and we were going to the religious services and we were breaking up," he said of his stay in a federal prison in Los Angeles.