A new Tekashi 6ix9ine mugshot confirms the story MTO News broke that on Wednesday night, Tekashi was jumped by a group of men, and beaten while inside federal jail
Police subsequently removed Tekashi from the Brooklyn jail - and placed him in a new facility, for his own protection.
Now we have EXCLUSIVE RECEIPTS to our report.
Last night, Tekashi's mugshot pic was leaked online by the Youtube channel Domislive. The mugshot was taken on Wednesday, as the Brooklyn rapper was being transferred out of the federal jail where he was assaulted.
And in the mugshot pics, you can clearly see that Tekashi appears to have a black eye and a busted lip. Here are the pics:
Tekashi is currently in protective custody. Police do NOT know who attacked Tekashi or why, but they suspect it couple be related to gang activity.
Thursday, TMZ sources claimed 6ix9ine had been transferred to a federal facility known for housing "neutral inmates." While the report noted the unit was routinely used as a location for those who cut deals, 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro attributed the move solely to security concerns.
Earlier this year, 6ix9ine avoided jail time in connection with his previous guilty plea of the use of a child in a sexual performance. He was ultimately given probation and not required to register as a sex offender.
As you may know by now, 6ix9ine's DUMMY BOY album—featuring Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and more—was originally set to be released today, Nov. 23. In light of 6ix9ine's arrest by federal authorities on racketeering and firearms charges earlier this week, the Powers That Be decided to postpone the album's release "until further notice."