Behold, a “perfect model prisoner”. To avoid going to prison forever, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pulled the ultimate snitcheroo and turned coat on the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods of New York City. A risk, but it sort of paid off when he was sentenced to two years in prison in lieu of 47 years. Granted it made Tekashi’s prison stint far more dangerous as he risked a shower shanking from an angered Nine Trey, but good news for him. He’s getting out three months ahead of schedule for good behavior!
Tekashi has been in prison over nine different federal charges including: racketeering conspiracy, firearms charges, narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes in aid of racketeering. He pleaded guilty and began working with the authorities after admitting to hiring someone to shoot rival rapper Chief Keef, as well as selling a kilo of heroin. He testified against the gang in court and put a bunch of people in prison. So he got really worried about staying in prison for long and asked to stay at home for the rest of his sentence. A judge denied it and Tekashi just had to keep looking over his shoulder.
Well, lucky for him, he can stop doing that three months early and will be released on August 2, his legal team confirmed. One of his lawyers, Dawn Florio, said (via Variety):
“The reason why he’s getting released early is because he’s the perfect model prisoner.”
Tekashi was sentenced to 24 months in prison in December 2019, and up until then, he had been in lock-up for 13 months. That counts as time served, so he was originally due to be released in November 2020.
After release, Tekashi reportedly is planning on moving away from New York out of safety concerns. He’s concerned for safety yet turned down witness protection? Well, I’m sure there are lots of places he can go. There are probably no revenge-thirsty Nine Trey Bloods in like Arkansas, right?
So there you go, only six months until Tekashi6ix9ine returns to the scene and takes the music industry by storm. HIDE YO KIDS, for real. Surely his new $10 million record will shift the rap industry from being about making money and being tough to snitching hard and keeping evidence for later when you turn on your one-time fellow criminal cohorts in court. I see it. His comeback single will sample I Shot The Sheriff and will be called I Snitched To The Sheriff.