Tekashi 6ix9ine’s long-winded racketeering case came to a close yesterday (Dec. 18) when federal Judge Engelmayer sentenced the controversial rapper to 24 months in prison with a five-year supervised release, plus 300 hours of community service and a $35,000 fine. 6ix9ine has already served 13 months, meaning he has 11 more to complete his sentence. However, his attorney believes he’ll be out before then.
“We are a little disappointed, we were expecting time served because that is what the parole board recommended, but it was in the judges hands,” 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro told Hollywood Life. “Daniel will have to serve another seven months and 12 days because the time he’s already served will count towards his sentence.”
With this assertion, Lazzaro believes the rapper will be released next July.
“[6ix9ine is] feeling a little down right now but he’s strong, he’ll survive,” he continued. “The best thing to come out of today was closure, he knows he’ll be home in July and then he can focus on rebuilding his career and relationships.”
Lazzaro also revealed that 6ix9ine will not be fighting the sentence.
“There’s no appeal and nothing else we can do, he will have to serve the rest of the sentence,” he said.
At yesterday’s sentencing (Dec. 18), 6ix9ine took full responsibility for his gang involvement.
“I am not a victim. I put myself into this position from day one,” he said. “I allowed them in. That was my decision.”
He also pleaded with the judge to give him a second chance, claiming that his music career has inspired thousands.
“I wanted to prove something to the world,” he continued. “I wanted the world to see me as an example, that you are in control of where you go. I used my platform to push the message, If I did it, why can’t you? I gave people hope.”
Moving forward, 6ix9ine will also be expected to release two albums in order to fulfill his $10 million record deal with 10K Projects. He inked the deal while incarcerated this October.