This Friday, New York prosecutors revealed that they intended to withdraw at least one firearms charge against rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine, which led to an attenuated sentence. Reportedly, prosecutors shaved a whole decade of their stay in prison to be determined.
Initially, Tekashi 6ix9ine, also known as Daniel Hernández, was slapped with the mandatory minimum of 47 years for organized crime, among other charges. However, due to stellar cooperation with the authorities and the police, Mr. Hernandez may not have to spend as much time as the fans thought at first.
Michael Longyear, the prosecutor involved in the case, wrote that they were withdrawing the second charge of the accusation: owning a machine gun in pursuit of an organized crime conspiracy. Longyear said in the statement that the mandatory minimum of Tekashi 6ix9ine would be 37 years.
As noted above, Mr. Hernández is in serious trouble with the federal authorities, however, due to his cooperation, he is seeking to receive a much less severe sentence. Hernandez worked with the police to see the conviction and subsequent imprisonment of other members of Nine Trey Gangsta Blood.
Earlier, prosecutors described Tekashi's work with the federal government as "extraordinary." Tekashi 6ix9ine will be sentenced on December 18, however, it is not clear how many years he will serve.
Even if the young rapper manages to avoid a serious prison sentence, his reputation in hip-hop and the black community has been irreparably ruined.
However, not all artists believe that Tekashi 6ix9ine will be banished from the scene forever. In fact, earlier this year, Irv Gotti told reporters on page six that he sincerely thought Mr. Hernandez would recover, because for him, the values of the hip-hop community have changed a lot throughout the years.
Paraphrasing the rapper, Gotti explained that younger generations care much less about gangster ideals of the past. Not long after, TMZ and other media reported that Tekashi 6ix9ine was also given a record deal, months after they first accused him. Coincidentally, the news of the agreement came shortly after Gotti's comments.