Since 6ix9ine returned to prison, fans and collaborators have rallied on his behalf. Tory Lanez and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie are the latest artists to publicly support the New York native, sharing Change.org petitions calling for his release.
Lanez's Instagram post doesn’t include a link, only a screenshot of a “Free tekashi 6ix9ine” petition asks for 2,500 signatures. Looking for that specific petition is tricky, because there are at least half a dozen petitions for the same thing. A Boogie posted another one that originally asked for 5,000 signatures; he included a link to the petition, which had since raised its goal to 10,000.
Lanez and 6ix9ine have collaborated a couple of times, most recently linking up on 6ix's album DUMMY BOY for the track "KIKA." A Boogie also appeared on DUMMY BOY's "WAKA" and "Keke" from his prior mixtape Day69.
At the beginning of the week, another petition hoping to sway 6ix9ine's judge passed 50,000 signatures.
"This petition is made in regards to Hip Hop international Artist Daniel Hernandez stage name (Tekashi 69) His Family , Fans , Friends & Supporters hope that the judge can grant this young man bail so he can get back with his family & continue to make great music for his fans while he fights this legal battle" the fundraiser reads. "Let’s show that this Rainbow hair rapper is a non threat to any community but is loved for all that he has done & the positive impact he has on others. We thank everyone for your love & support."
6ix9ine has pled not guilty to a number of charges, including drug trafficking, armed robbery, and racketeering. His lawyers are currently in the process of trying to get him released from federal custody with $1.5 million bail, even though the rapper was previously denied it.
His trial is scheduled to begin in September 2019.