As many predicted, Tekashi 6ix9ine was given light sentencing at his court date on Wednesday.
According to CNN, the young rapper was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 300 hours of community service and five years of supervised release. It also stated that the 13 months 6ix9ine served would go toward his sentencing, which means that he most likely will be released next year.
6ix9ine’s corporation with government officials has helped his sentence be reduced from potentially facing 37 years down to two years. The trial consisted of him being involved in gang activity with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods such as attempted murder, drug trafficking and more. However, he was willing to corporate with officials to testify against other members of the gang.
CNN also mentioned that 6ix9ine wrote a letter to the judge, which stated that he was sorry for letting down his family and fans. It also wrote that he shouldn’t have been “involved with the wrong people.”
Many fans were hopeful that 6ix9ine would be released on Wednesday, but New York attorney Moe Gangat mentioned in his Instagram video of a way 6ix9ine could have been released the same day. Gangat said that the rapper could have been released if he told the judge that he would take full responsibility for what he did.
Although things could have gone differently, Tekashi 6ix9ine will be still released next year and fans might be getting new music by then.