Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested last week on federal racketeering and firearm charges. According to published reports, he was moved to another federal facility for his protection.
According to TMZ, the facility is used to house witnesses who cooperate with authorities.
Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez, was moved by U.S. Marshalls to a federal facility in NY on Wednesday. He was moved after his lawyer and authorities said his life was in danger.
Hernandez's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, says his client is "An entertainer who portrays a 'gangster image' to promote his music."
There is new evidence that the troubled 22-year-old rapper may have personally ordered a hit on a relative of a rival rapper, Chief Keef.
According to a new video obtained by TMZ, Hernandez is seen speaking to Tadoe, the cousin of Chief Keef, via the app FaceTime.
The Brooklyn rapper asking Tadoe if he would be with Chief Keef at the rapper's hotel in New York.
After confirming Tadoe's whereabouts, Tekashi tells his associates he has $30,000 for a hit on Tadoe.
Last week, a judge denied the rapper's request for bail, saying he was dangerous and could order violent acts if he were to be released.
Hernandez faces life in prison if convicted on all charges.