Tekashi 6ix9ine, the troubled New York rapper who became a government informant, finally learned his fate in his racketeering, weapons and drug case.
A federal judge sentenced the hip-hop star to two years in prison Wednesday, following emotional testimony in a New York courtroom, according to the New York Post.
The sentence came after the 23-year-old rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to nine criminal counts earlier this year, including racketeering, weapons possession, armed robbery and dealing narcotics, including fentanyl and heroin.
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The Post reported Tekashi cried in court today, and at one point lost his cool after spotting his estranged father, whom he hadn’t seen since he was nine years old.
“Is this a f–king joke, [with] everything that I go through?” Tekashi asked after seeing his dad in the courtroom.
The rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, asked the court in a recent filing to sentence his client to time served for his cooperation.
The hip-hop star had faced decades in prison, but prosecutors cut him a deal and reduced his sentence, leaving the decision up to Judge Paul Engelmayer.
Prior to his sentencing, Tekashi apologized to his family, fans and victims in the case.
He was arrested in November 2018, and details in the case were unsealed in February 2019 after a secret plea hearing. The case sparked a series of memes mocking the “GUMMO” rapper and a Saturday Night Live skit.
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The rapper detailed his gang activity for the court in January, stating that he joined the Nine Trey Bloods 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,” the hip-hop star told the court.
In September 2019, Tekashi appeared as a government witness in a case against two Nine Trey associates.
The rapper dropped several dimes, and alleged Bronx rappers Cardi B and Jim Jones are also Nine Trey members.
Tekashi described the Love & Hip Hop: New York alum as “a retired rapper,” and said Jones has deep gang ties.
During cross examination, Tekashi testified that he personally joined the Bloods to advance his music career. Then he alleged Cardi B is a member of the gang as well.
“You knew Cardi B was a Blood?” asked defense attorney Alex Huot.
“Correct,” Tekashi said.