Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced today federal court in New York, and even though he’s not coming home, it could have been a lot worse.
He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, with credit for 13 months he’s already served.
Tekashi told the court about his hopes to turn his life around and the good he plans to do once released. He talked about how tough he had it growing up. At one point his biological father raised his hand to speak but was denied by the judge. 6ix9ine apologized to a victim in the courtroom, an innocent bystander who was hit by a stray bullet, though he didn’t tear up as many predicted.
Before handing down the sentence, Judge Paul Engelmayer ran through the various crimes Tekashi has been accused of, including incidents with Trippie Redd, Casanova and Chief Keef. The judge made it clear early in the hearing that the rapper wouldn’t be home today, explaining that his conduct was “too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable.” He rejected the idea that Tekashi was a passive participant, pointing out that other members of the Nine Trey gang were forced to stay heavily armed to defend the rapper from beefs he’d started. He also poked holes in the idea that Tekashi was “brainwashed” saying it might be partially true, but the relationship with the gang was mutually beneficial.
In addition to the 24 months in prison, the sentence calls for five years of supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a fine of $35,000. (InnerCityPress)
- He’s already done 13 months, so with time served he would be released in late 2020.
- The judge had a lot to say, but in the end, Tekashi got a pretty good deal.
- I don’t know about you, but I’d take a couple of years over half a century any day of the week.
- Free Tekashi!
- He’s more than halfway there. Keep your head up, Tekashi.
- It must be frustrating for Tekashi and his loved ones, who apparently expected his release before Christmas.
- Now that he’s been sentenced I wonder if he’ll speak.
- The judge knew that a harsh sentence would keep other potential informants from flipping.