Tekashi 6ix9ine Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison
Once he gets out, he’ll be on supervised release for 5 years, and will have to do complete 300 hours community service and pay a $35k fine.
The 23-year-old musician, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez got leniency because he testified against the gang. Attorneys for Tekashi had asked Judge Paul Engelmayer to sentence him on an “expedited basis” following guilty verdicts last week against two Nine Trey Bloods members.
Tekashi testified that he began cooperating with prosecutors almost immediately after he and other Nine Trey Bloods gangsters were arrested by the feds in November 2018. He pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges carrying a minimum of 47 years in prison, but prosecutors have already recommended that he receive a reduced sentence.
The men ultimately took him to his Brooklyn home, where they stole a bag full of jewelry before driving him a few blocks away and releasing him, he said.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was relentlessly trolled during the trial by rappers like The Game and Snoop Dogg, who wrote on Instagram that he was a sellout compared to his friend Martha Stewart, who once served a five-month prison for lying about a stock sale.
“As we watch Tekashi 69 (or whatever his name is) snitch on EVERYBODY,” he wrote, “I invite you all to remember Martha Stewart snitched on NOT ONE soul during her trial.”
Last year, Tekashi 6ix9ine had a multiplatinum hit song, “Fefe,” with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and “Stoopid,” featuring rapper Bobby Shmurda.
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