Tekashi 6ix9ine just got the deal of the century!According to reports by TMZ, the Judge Paul Engelmayer gave him a 2-year sentence, but keep in mind … he’s already served 13 months of that. Bottom line: Tekashi will be out by late 2020.
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.
Tekashi, who had testified that he felt stuck in the gang and unable to escape, is expected to be placed into witness protection after sentencing.In his September testimony, Tekashi 6ix9ine explained to jurors that his role in Nine Trey was to “just keep making hits and be the financial support for the gang … so they could buy guns and stuff like that.” Asked what he got in return, he responded: “My career. I got the street credibility. The videos, the music, the protection – all of the above.”Tekashi testified that after having a dispute with defendant Anthony Ellison, the defendant and another man forced him into a stolen car at gunpoint. He said the men drove him around, stopping at various points to beat and taunt him as he begged for his life.
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.