New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is pleading for his life. The hip-hop newcomer has reportedly pleaded not guilty in court Monday (November 26) in his federal racketeering case.

According to reports, Tek appeared in court to plead not guilty and had a trial scheduled for next year.

The judge set his trial date for September 4. That’s a long way off and, at least for now, it seems 6ix9ine will remain behind bars for much of that period … if not all of it. The issue of bail was not addressed in court. As we reported, his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, plans to apply for bail directly to the trial judge. Tekashi was denied bail when Lazzaro offered to pay $750k, surrender his passport and remain on house arrest. (TMZ)

A few days ago, Chicago rapper Lil Reese ripped 6ix9ine about possibly snitching behind bars.

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Last week, the Internet exploded after initial speculation developed about Tek getting released from prison.

Breaking news: Tekashi 6ix9ine has been released from Federal Prison of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. As we know, Tekashi’s case has been a high profile one since he’s one of the most talked about and controversial artists in the game. Daniel Hernandez, better known as 6ix9ine/Tekashi69, was placed in the general population of the prison deemed “extremely dangerous” by the United States Justice Department. (Hip Hop N More)

However, additional reports claimed law enforcement relocated Tek and possibly had a deal on the table for him.

Tekashi 6ix9ine has been transferred to a federal facility that is regularly used to house witnesses who cooperate with the feds … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the new detention center tell TMZ … federal authorities facilitated the transfer Wednesday night. Our sources say 69 specifically asked to be in a unit away from the Crips and the Bloods. 69’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, would not comment on whether his client is trying to cut a deal in return for spilling the beans on others in his racketeering case … he would only tell TMZ the transfer was for “security reasons.” Lazzaro tells us 69 was getting threats from gang members at MDC. (TMZ)