The rapper from Brooklyn scored the relatively lenient sentence on Wednesday thanks to his cooperation with the feds against the gang that made him famous.
His betrayal of the Nine Trey Bloods made the trash-talking “GUMMO” rapper a hip-hop meme. The 13 months he’s already spent behind bars will count toward the sentence, meaning that with credit for good behavior he could be out of prison in seven months.
Tekashi, 23, appeared disappointed when Judge Paul Engelmayer imposed the sentence.
“Your conduct was too violent, too sustained, too destructive, too selfish and too reckless with respect to public safety to make a sentence of 13 months at all reasonable,” Engelmayer said.
Tekashi’s attorney Lance Lazzaro confirmed they’d expected time-served. During remarks before the packed courtroom before learning his fate, Tekashi — for once — was at a loss for words.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has officially been sentenced to serve twenty-four months (two years) in prison with five years of supervised release. This sentence includes the time that Tekashi has already spent in jail. Once he gets out, he will need to serve three-hundred hours of community service and pay a fine of $35,000.
What do you think of the sentence? Are you surprised that he's getting out so soon?