Tekashi 6ix9ine, bodyguards ride NYC subway without masks
If the Bloods don’t get him, COVID-19 might.
Tekashi 6ix9ine rode the New York City subway with four armed security guards, a female companion — and no mask, according to footage posted on the rapper-turned-snitch’s Instagram on Friday.
“F–k it took the train today because I felt like it,” the rapper posted.
In the clip, the group boards a Coney Island-bound F train while blatantly flouting the MTA’s mask requirement: The guards wear their masks below the chin, while Tekashi and his date have no face coverings at all.
Adding insult to injury, the rapper kicks his feet up on the seat on the train — another violation of MTA rules.
The clip then cuts to 6ix9ine and his crew entering through the emergency gate at Brooklyn’s Smith-9th Street station. One of the guards flashes a badge in the direction of the station agent — presumably because the group skipped the $2.75 fare.
The Brooklyn-born rapper — real name Daniel Hernandez — won early release from prison in April after claiming his asthma could result in complications if he contracted the coronavirus while behind bars. He remained under house arrest until July 31.
“Everyone on public transit is required to wear a mask — period. This is dangerous and unacceptable,” MTA spokesman Tim Minton said in a statement. “6ix9ine knows personally the risks from COVID-19 and he and his bodyguards should be wearing masks and keeping social distance.”
Hernandez faced 47 years in prison for his membership in the Nine Trey Bloods gang, but earned a reduced sentence after ratting on his former cohorts.
The rapper has said he fears for his life post-incarceration, but opted for expensive private security over entering the federal witness protection program.
Additional reporting by Ben Feuerherd
Source : David Meyer Link