6ix9ine Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison In Gang Trial

Published At: 19 December 2019 , 06:09 PM

He was a crucial witness in the government's case against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods & invoked his music as proof.

Controversial Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine was convicted and sentenced to 24 months in prison today, followed by five years of supervised release for his part in a type of gang-related crime, resisting some forecasts that his cooperation with officials would lead to his quick release but shaving decades off his potential maximum penalty.

This sentence includes time served; 6ix9ine has been jailed for 13 months already, meaning he will be out of prison by the end of 2020. He will also face 300 hours of community assistance and a $35,000 fine.

The rapper's rise from hip-hop villain to crucial witness in the RICO trial of his ex-gang members has played out in Hollywood-like look over the prior year following his arrest on drug and gun charges in November 2018. He took the stand against his former Nine Trey Gangsta Blood associates to describe how his music profession got him entangled in gang life. This added explanations of how the lyrics and videos for hits like "GUMMO," BILLY" and "KOODA," showcase a model of criminal activity. The judge referenced "BILLY"—a reply to 6ix9ine's dispute with Casanova—and "GUMMO" in his judgment.

Tekashi has reportedly denied witness security and intends to continue his rap career once he gets out of prison. A new, $10 million record contract with 10K Projects awaits him for a couple of albums in Spanish and English. In an interview with Variety, 10K Projects ancestor and CEO Elliot Grainge revealed why he's sticking by the rapper

"Tekashi understands how to get under people's skin," Grainge stated. "He is an addictive, very smart and, but he performed some adverse decisions concerning the people he surrounded himself with. Recognizing him as I do, since he was [called] Daniel Hernandez, I wouldn't be making a good job as a human, let alone a label head, if I didn't try to assist him. I'm not willing to 6ix9ine a second chance, just a chance. The rest is up to him. The rapper himself has to make those decisions."

The Brooklyn MC's newest album, DUMMY BOY, released in November 2018. It features the Nicki Minaj-assisted Top 5 hit, "FEFE." Despite a botched rollout complex by a leak and the rapper's arrest, the album has produced eight more Gold or Platinum-certified singles and was itself declared Platinum in September 2019.

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