Tekashi 6ix9ine's trial has been making headlines as the incarcerated has revealed his role in the Nine Trey subset of the Bloods gang and threw some big name rappers under the bus in the process. The 23-year-old's cooperation with the Feds is thought to be in exchange for a heavily reduced sentence (he's currently looking at 47 years to life in prison), but should he be worried about his safety outside custody now that he's been called out as a snitch?
If you ask T.I., he thinks the rapper will be fine upon his return home. Why? Because there are plenty of "rats walking around right now."
During an interview with Big Boy on Friday (September 20), the rapper (who is personally familiar with jail time) weighed in on 6ix9ine's testimony.
"They riding 'round with somebody they know done told in they hood right now, because, 'Well, he didn't tell on me.' This cat can come home and throw parties and the parties be popping. It be full," he said at around the 56-minute mark. "If motherf**kers don't f**k with rats, how the hell is this party so packed? And everybody know how cous' came home. Everybody know what happened."
T.I.'s also not surprised about his decision to cooperate. "I knew it was either that or he was gonna get himself killed," he said. "I knew he wasn't gon' do no long periods of time in no RICO case. I just knew that...I didn't know it was gonna happen as soon as it did."
The 38-year-old also took the time to acknowledge those who thought he snitched after receiving a reduced sentence for a weapons conviction in 2009.
"The thing that really hurt my feelings, when cats have suspicions about me and how my case worked and how I got down and such a downward departure and put that on me," he said. "My paperwork is available. Anybody that ever wanna see it. My plea agreement, you can pull up my court minutes. All you need is my name [and] my birthday. It's public record. Ain't no secret snitches."
Watch the full interview below.
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