6ix9ine may have to take the stand against members of his former crew.
Five defendants, including Tekashi and his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, already pleaded guilty to gun and narcotics charges, but there are still five others who may go to trial.
During a hearing on Tuesday, a federal prosecutor told a judge that the government is still working on plea negotiations with defendants and that the cases of “less than three” of the defendants may go to trial in September.
Tekashi has been cooperating with prosecutors, which could lead to his early release from prison. The 22-year-old rapper has been behind bars since November, but could walk free after fulfilling his obligations as part of his agreement with authorities.
However, his snitching has apparently created problems with his former associates. The feds picked up a wiretap conversation between Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones, the “godfather” of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and an unidentified man in which Jones could be heard saying that 6ix9ine would get “super violated.”
“Ain’t no much he could really do unless he run around with 100 armed securities all day,” said Jones, according to court papers.
Tekashi’s family has also worried for their safety. He has reportedly spent thousands on private security for his mother and is concerned that anyone looking for revenge against him might harm her.