Tekashi has requested to finish his sentence at home after spending 14 months. According to the Brooklyn bred MC, 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 of the gang. He says the private jail where he’s currently serving his sentence is full of Bloods.
Tekashi's lawyer Lance Lazzaro has filed paperwork asking a judge to allow him to complete his sentence at home. Tekashi was sentenced in December, an additional 24 months in prison with 5 years supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a $35,000 fine.
Although he is expected to be out of prison by November 2020, he could be out as early as July 2020. This is due to the 85 percent rule which states that after an offender has served at least 85 percent of their sentence and maintained a good institutional record while behind bars, they can be released for a period of 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 of today was closure, he knows he’ll be home in July and then he can focus on rebuilding his career and relationships,” he explained.
6ix9ine reportedly signed a $10 million record contract for two albums while behind bars. It’s unclear if that offer will still stand following his release.