New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine isn’t going to go into hiding. New reports claim the hip-hop artist has planned to reject any sort of witness protection and make a controversial rap game return.

According to reports, 6ix9ine is confident he can get back to music-making once he’s out of prison.

The federal trial that saw the rapper sing like a canary for 3 days wraps up Thursday as prosecutors and defense attorneys give closing arguments. Tekashi pointed fingers and named names of his old gang members (and other celebs too), but sources close to him tell us he will forgo any participation in witness protection — and will instead opt for a life of fame. That might sound like a death wish, considering how many people he rolled over on during his testimony — but we’re told Tekashi’s still itching to make new music, and believes he can pick up where he left off. (TMZ)

California rap legend Snoop Dogg went to Instagram Thursday and delivered a hard-hitting Lilo + Stitch Disney-inspired meme targeting 6ix9ine for testifying against his former comrades.

In a recent on-street interview, Los Angeles rapper Game admitted he felt 6ix9ine went in over his head trying to live the life of a gangster rapper.

“I feel sad for that kid. I feel sad for a lot of kids that’s getting into this sh*t and don’t know what they’re doing. They’re claiming to be something they are not and, you know, this is how it turns out. So at this point he’s got to do what he has to do to save himself but snitching ain’t the way.” (TMZ)

According to reports, 6ix9ine testified last week and said he thought he would be released next year.

While testifying against Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack last Thursday (Sept. 19), the imprisoned artist confirmed that he expected to be out of lockup by the beginning of 2020. 6ix9ine asserted this when one of Mack’s attorneys asked the rapper if he’d be released at the beginning of next year if the rapper was granted time-served. (XXL Mag)