Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Prison Release Date After Cooperating With Feds

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be released from prison in less than six months.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator website, Tekashi — real name Daniel Hernandez — will go free on August 2, 2020.

Dawn Florio, one of the hip-hop star’s lawyers, told Complex: “The reason why he’s getting released early is because he’s the perfect model prisoner.”

The 23-year-old “GUMMO” rapper was arrested on federal drug and weapons charges in November 2018. Initially, he pleaded not guilty but changed his plea to guilty on nine criminal counts, including racketeering, weapons possession, armed robbery and trafficking fentanyl and heroin. Details in the case were unsealed in February 2019 after a secret plea hearing.

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The troubled Brooklyn rapper detailed his gang activity for the court, stating that he joined the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang in the fall of 2017.

“As a member of Nine Trey, the enterprise engaged in such activities including shooting at people, robbing people, and at times drug trafficking,” Hernandez told the court.

He had faced 47 years to life in prison, but got a reduced sentence for cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in a case against two Nine Trey associates.

During a court appearance in December 2019, his sentence was reduced to two years in prison. He had already served 13 months while awaiting sentencing, and is being released three months early.

In an apology letter to the court prior to sentencing, Hernandez expressed remorse for his crimes.

“I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to,” he said.

The rapper reportedly plans to move away from New York when he is released for his own safety.