Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Two-year prison sentence for Tekashi 6ix9ine

(File Photo)

(File Photo)

-by Daveny Ellis 

American rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine will not be walking free today as he originally may have hoped.

Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years of supervised release.

Tekashi was arrested last November on racketeering and firearms charges along with several other associates of the Nine Trey Bloods under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. The rapper and his affiliates participated in these activities "for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing position in (gang) Nine," according to court documents.

Tekashi pleaded guilty to armed robbery and drug trafficking in a hearing earlier this year and came to further notoriety in the public eye for his willing cooperation with authorities to reduce his sentence.

Also, federal prosecutors wrote a letter recommending Tekashi receive a sentence below the minimum of 47 years in prison, which led to many sources suspecting the rapper would walk free today.

The two-year sentence could negatively affect the rapper's music career, but it is believed that Tekashi will eventually return to the rap scene and be back to making his controversial mark in the industry.

Back in October Tekashi signed a record deal worth approximately $10 million with his previous label, 10K Projects, to produce both an English and Spanish album.

Tekashi's debut studio album 'Dummy Boy' peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and the smash hit and Nicki Minaj collaboration "Fefe," which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 and has been certified 8x platinum by the RIAA.

But it is yet to be certain if the rapper will be able to repeat success after being imprisoned and being labeled heavily as an industry "snitch".

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