Tekashi 6ix9ine goes to jail according to a new Page Six report. Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Manhattan Federal Court sentenced the hip-hop painter to two years in prison on Wednesday. Earlier this year, prosecutors asked the judge to be flexible on Tekashi 6ix9ine due to his remarkable cooperation with federal authorities.
As previously reported, Tekashi 6ix9ine was considering more than 50 years in prison before starting to cooperate with the police. However, reports suggest that the rapper was prepared to speak to the authorities when he began his interrogation.
The 23-year-old artist Gummo, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is said to have “begged” the pardon judge and also to have seemed a little disconcerted by the fact that his father was with him that day. Daniel hadn’t seen his father since he was 9 years old.
Daniel is said to have said aloud when he saw his father, “Is this a shitty joke?” With everything I’m going through? Also, the father of Daniel Hernandez, whose name is also Daniel, is said to have asked to say something on behalf of his son, but he was shot by the judge.
Engelmayer, the judge in charge of the case, reportedly told Daniel’s father that it was far too late to speak on behalf of his son, since he had “wasted” this right many years ago. Mr. Hernandez has apparently not spoken to his son since he was first evicted from his mother’s house. Daniel was there to say that he loved his son.
As previously reported, Tekashi was looking several decades behind bars when federal authorities arrested him for the first time earlier this year. However, he made an agreement with the government to avoid going to jail for a long time.
Apparently, Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared “in tears” when sentenced that day. At this time, it is unclear whether Hernandez will seek federal protection under the witness protection program.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was facing a racketeering conviction, among other charges of violence, but to bring down Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, the government needed his cooperation.