Tay-K Says He’s Being Treated Like ‘Hamster’ and ‘Ferret’ Behind Bars

Earlier this month, the "The Race" artist questioned his 55-year sentence by comparing it to others. Here, he opens up about his alleged treatment behind bars.

Tay K is pictured in an Instagram post

Image via Instagram/@tayk47shawty

Tay K is pictured in an Instagram post

Tay-K is speaking out about the conditions he says he’s enduring while behind bars, likening his treatment to that of a “hamster” and a “ferret.”

To recap: Tay-K was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2019 in connection with the shooting death conviction of 21-year-old Ethan Walker. On Tuesday, the “The Race” artist updated fans via a three-tweet series of updates, starting with opening up about feeling as though he’s “[at] war within.”

From there, Tay-K addressed his treatment while incarcerated by bringing in the aforementioned hamster and ferret comparisons.

“I feel like a hamster in here,” Tay-K said in one tweet. In another, he said he was “literally” being treated “like a ferret in here rn.”

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Tay K is seen tweeting about prison conditions
Tay K is seen tweeting about prison conditions
Tay K is seen tweeting about prison conditions

As previously reported, Tay-K earlier this month questioned his 55-year sentence in a string of social media updates.

“I bet if I was a lil white kid they wouldn’t have gave me no 55 years for a crime I was alleged to play the most insignificant role in when I was 16….they woulda rightfully argued that my mind wasn’t fully developed and gave me rehabilitation and a 2nd (1st) chance at adulthood,” he said at the time.

Previous updates from Tay-K include a birthday-timed message on his 21st birthday in 2021, notably including comments about then-impending new music and his take on going platinum with his aforementioned hit “The Race.” Read more at this link.

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