New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine has been behind the four walls a New York City prison for the past 14 months. Now, it appears his patience is running out. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro has filed paperwork asking a judge to allow the embattled rapper to finish out his sentence at home.
The Brooklynite claims his safety is “seriously at risk” due to his role as a government witness. During the trial against alleged Nine Trey Gangster Bloods Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison last October, he ratted out several key players the gang. He says the private jail where he’s currently serving his sentence is full Bloods.
6ix9ine was finally sentenced in his racketeering case last month. Judge Paul Engelmayer read the 6ix9ine the riot act for nearly an hour but gave him credit for his cooperation. He was ultimately given an additional 24 months in prison with five years supervised release, 300 hours community service and a $35,000 fine.
With time served, he is expected to be out in November 2020. However, due to the 85 Percent rule, he could be out as early as July 2020. The 85 Percent Rule means after an fender has served at least 85 percent their sentence and maintained a good institutional record while behind bars, they can be released for a period post-release supervision.
“We are a little disappointed, we were expecting time served because that is what the parole board recommended, but it was in the judge’s hands,” Lazzaro told Hollywood Life shortly after the hearing. “Daniel Hernandez] will have to serve another seven months and 12 days because the time he’s already served will count towards his sentence.
“The best thing to come out today was closure, he knows he’ll be home in July and then he can focus on rebuilding his career and relationships.”
6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million record contract for two albums while behind bars. It’s unclear if that fer will still stand following his release.