Tekashi 6ix9ine May Enter Witness Protection – If He Changes Appearance

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Tekashi 6ix9ine could be eligible for the witness protection program after testifying against two members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.

The rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, took the stand last week in Manhattan Federal Court as a government witness in the case against two gang associates facing racketeering and firearms charges.

The hip-hop star told the court he joined the gang to boost his career, and alleged fellow New York rappers Cardi B and Jim Jones are also Bloods.

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Now, according to The New York Times, prosecutors are considering putting the Brooklyn native in the witness protection program once he’s released from prison.

Former FBI official Jay Kramer told the paper Tekashi, 23, could start a new life and live anonymously with a few changes — like getting rid of his rainbow-colored hair.

“Despite how connected we are, and the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where, if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes, no one would know or care who he is,” Kramer said.

There’s also the issue of his facial tattoos — including a huge 69 on his forehead.

The United States Marshals Service runs the witness protection program, but the Times noted the service doesn’t normally pay for tattoo removal — meaning Tekashi would probably have to foot the bill himself.

Tekashi faces a minimum of 47 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to racketeering, gun and drug charges. After testifying in this current case, he could soon walk free.