Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine might soon be a free man, with details of his plea deal recently being made public.
If you’ve been paying attention to musical headlines over the last year, you’d undoubtedly be aware that US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez) is facing a litany of legal woes.
However, it was recently revealed that the rapper might have struck a deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to counts of conspiracy, racketeering, firearms offences, drug offences, and drug trafficking.
While his sentencing date is set to take place in January of 2020, the rapper’s mandatory sentence of 47 years might be set to lower itself to almost nothing, according to the details of his plea deal.
As Consequence Of Sound reports, a recently-unsealed plea deal from Tekashi 6ix9ine has been made public, indicating his prison sentence might be shorter than anyone could have expected.
The plea deal notes that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York have agreed “not to prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Nine…. as well as additional crimes that the defendant has told the government about” in exchange for his full cooperation.
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So what does this mean? Well, the plea deal notes that if 6ix9ine does indeed agree to testify against his co-defendants, “the government agrees that it will file at the time of sentencing a motion … for a sentence below any mandatory minimum.”
Ultimately, the best-case scenario for Tekashi 6ix9ine is that when his sentencing rolls around on January 24th, 2020, he could in fact walk out of prison a free man. However, it has been noted he would be put in witness protection for his own safety.
While Tekashi 6ix9ine’s decision to “snitch” on his co-defendants has been met with widespread criticism in the hip-hop community, others, such as Boosie Badazz have suggested the rapper will be “murdered less than a month” after his release from prison.
While the #Snitch9ine hashtag has been trending, rappers such as 50 Cent have taken on more of a light-hearted approach to the topic, taking to Instagram to jovially imply that Tekashi 6ix9ine might also be behind 21 Savage’s recent deportation from the US.
In related news, 6ix9ine recently appeared in an inexplicable television commercial for a New York adult store, preaching a message on anti-abuse in the process, despite facing allegations of such from his ex-girlfriend.
Whatever the case, it’s looking as though the Tekashi 6ix9ine legal saga could indeed be over sooner than anyone could have expected.