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Tekashi faces, at minimum, 47 years in prison.
Last November, Tekashi 6ix9ine was arrested for numerous racketeering, firearms, and drug charges. By February he had pleaded guilty to nine charges. At that point — before he became a government informant — he was facing a minimum sentence of 47 years in prison.
Now, the rapper’s fate will soon be decided.
6ix9ine’s sentencing hearing date is occurring on Wednesday, December 18. Initially, his sentencing date was January 24, 2020. There have been rumors that he’ll be released from jail on Wednesday, but that doesn’t seem likely. Recently, there were new reports that, at the very least, the rapper would still face 37 years behind bars, a “mandatory minimum term of incarceration,” according to the Blast. If this were to happen, that means 6ix9ine would face 10 years less than the minimum sentence he was already given.
Back in September, 6ix9ine testified against former associates Anthony “Harv” Ellison, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, and former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan. During his testimony, the social media star spoke about his involvement with the gang, as well as disclosed other information ranging from Trippie Redd allegedly being a part of a gang called the Five Nine Brims and Jim Jones being a member of Nine Trey to his kidnapping that occurred last year in Brooklyn (his former confidante Anthony Ellison has been accused of the kidnapping).
Jordan has since been sentenced to 15 years in prison on one count of firearm possession during a crime and one count of firearm discharge during a crime. Ellison and Mack will be sentenced in February 2020.
Recently, a letter sent to the judge who will soon be sentencing 6ix9ine surfaced online. The letter finds the rapper apologizing for his actions and reflecting on his life while he has been incarcerated.