Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentencing hearing took place today (December 18) at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in New York City. After close to 13 months in a New York prison, the rapper has been sentenced. He will not being going home today. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer told 6ix9ine, “I cannot agree with your counsel that time served is appropriate. In my judgment, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be going free today.”
“Your cooperation enabled the government to take down a violent gang,” the judge said. “beyond the six including you named in the initial indictment.” 6ix9ine was sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a $35,000 fine. With his time served that means he’ll be out in November 2020. Despite the dangers of 6ix9ine’s freedom, he said no to an offer than would see the rapper be in the witness protection program to resume his rap career. While in jail, 6ix9ine signed a deal for two new albums worth $10 million.
by: Steven Sandage