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Tekashi 6ix9ine Speaks After Being Released From Prison

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By Shadress Denise

Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez), the controversial rapper who was embroiled in a high-profile court case for crimes involving his former gang, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, was initially scheduled to be released from prison on August 2.

Although earlier this week, the government responded to Judge Paul Engelmayer's letter after being petitioned by his attorney asking for the rapper's release into home custody during the current global pandemic.

Engelmayer’s letter came after Hernandez’s lawyer had extensively reached out upon hearing the virus statistics of New York where he was imprisoned.

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Last December, the 23-year-old rapper was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years of supervised release. His sentence came after he pled guilty to nine counts of federal racketeering, weapons-related offenses, and conspiracy.

Thanks to his significant cooperation with the federal government, he was offered a light, two-year sentence for snitching on various gang members and their operations.

Briefly after his original sentencing, Hernandez’s attorney requested his sentence be served at home, but that request was originally denied.

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Hernandez admitted during his trail that his gang affiliations were fabricated in order to burnish his image as a rapper. His lighter sentence was given as a part of his plea deal to helping federal law enforcement officer to help bring further indictments against the gang.

Thanks to Hernandez’s testimony, several other members of the gang were apprehended and charged. During his trial, Hernandez also managed to identify fellow entertainers, Jim Jones, Cardi B and Casanova as fellow gang members—though no charges were brought against them.

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On Thursday, the rapper was released at least five months earlier due to his health complications putting him at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus.

According to the terms of his released, Hernandez is slated to be on intense house arrest until the remainder of his sentence has been served. Since his early release, fans abroad have been awaiting to see what the rapper plans to do next. The young rapper has quite the social media reputation where he was known for trolling and making obscene comments.

Hernandez broke his silence when he commented on a picture posted by The Shade Room. The picture stated the Los Angeles’ mayor was offering “rewards” for snitching on businesses still operating despite the state’s stay-at-home order to curb the coronavirus spread.

His account left a comment saying, “coming to the rescue” in response to the “snitching,” as if to make a mockery of now being called a snitch by many in the industry.

Fans instantly liked and commented under the comment. It is unclear if the rapper is indeed on his way to Los Angeles or if it was him who posted the comment.

Either way, it caused quite the spectacle!

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