Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez) was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Wednesday (December 18th) in Manhattan federal court for his participation in a New York street gang.
The troubled and controversial 23-year-old has been behind bars for more than a year as he awaited a judge’s decision on the case. As previously reported, the prosecutors in his most recent case asked for leniency in sentencing, and that’s just what the NYC native got.
Due to his cooperation and testimony against other members of the violent Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods – eventually leading to their arrests and convictions, 6ix9ine massively reduced his minimum sentence of 47 years, to a tiny 24 months. Seeing that the whirlwind of news seems to be at an end, fans can expect two years of silence from the rapper before he plans to get back into the limelight.
In fact, it was announced earlier this week that Spotify and Complex have teamed up for an eight-part documentary podcast entitled Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, which will kick off on January 28th and feature narration from New York radio personality Angie Martinez.