Popular rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been released from the federal prison early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rapper will reportedly serve the final months of his sentence in home confinement. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s lawyer argued that the rapper’s health will be severely impacted if he gets infected by coronavirus while being incarcerated.
Tekashi 6ix9ine aka Daniel Hernandez was reportedly serving a two-year sentence for his entanglement with a violent street gang. He was scheduled to be released in August 2020. However, the decision to release Tekashi 6ix9ine to home confinement was made as the entire New York City is fighting with coronavirus which has also spread across prisons.
According to a news portal, there are more than 180 confirmed coronavirus cases in New York jails. As per reports, the New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, previously announced that at least 900 inmates in the city had already been released because of the rapid spread of coronavirus. Lance Lazzaro, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s lawyer also argued that the rapper faces higher risks from the pandemic because of his severe asthma.
As per reports, other convicted celebrities including Bill Cosby and R Kelly are making similar arguments to push early releases. Tekashi 6ix9ine was convicted in the year November 2018 because of his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang. The rapper also reportedly faced charges of drug trafficking, firearm offenses and racketeering.
The Brooklyn rapper became successful after the Soundcloud rap explosion. He became popular for his outlandish persona. Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly helping the federal officials with their investigation of his gang in exchange for less prison time. The rapper’s lawyer also said that he hopes to resume his career.
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