Tekashi 6ix9ine is no punk...or so it seems. According to reports, he may be choosing not to enter the witness protection program when he walks away from prison next year.

According to TMZ, sources close to the rapper told them that he would forgo any participation in witness protection -- and will instead opt for a life of fame.

A bold move from the rapper, but given his trolling antics before he was arrested - it's not a huge surprise. At one point, Tekashi had gang members across the country searching for him, and he famously trolled them by turning up in their neighborhoods and filmed himself walking around in their hoods feeding the homeless - and nobody was able to get their hands on him.

It seems likely that Tekasi could enjoy somewhat of a career after leaving prison. Although some have sworn never to support the rapper, his core appear to be loyal.

But given his damning testimony, we think he may want to reconsider witness protection. He's upset a lot of people.