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Tekashi 69 Released From Prison Early, Judge Recommends Release Because Of COVID-19 Fears

Update April 2, 2020, 1:18 p.m. PST: After being sentenced to two years in prison following a long and highly publicized trial, rapper Tekashi 69 might not have to serve his full sentence.

A judge has formally argued that Tekashi 69, also known as Daniel Hernandez, should be released early from his four-month federal prison stay.

Prosecutors have filed no objection to a judge’s recommendation that Tekashi 69 be released from prison early considering the COVID-19 health crisis.

According to several reports, the rainbow-haired rapper is already out of prison and serving the rest of his time in home confinement. The judge who recommended his early release cited the unique threat of COVID-19 in New York state as a reason for his early release.

Tekashi 69 was serving time in prison for gang-related activity. His trial made headlines around the world because he famously gave names of several gang members to lessen his own sentence.

Original: I’ve seen “Law & Order” enough times to know how the judicial system works. If someone is arrested on whatever charge, the courts can quickly lower those charges if the person accused has information on other suspects with higher crimes. In other words, ‘do I have something you want, and if so, what will give you me if I give you that?’ For an example of this exchange at play, take a look at the case against 6ix9ine. 

A federal court judge has sentenced 6ix9ine to only two years in prison in exchange for information that would implicate gang members to another crime. 

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The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has already been in jail for 13 months on charges of firearms and racketeering.  Judge Engelmayer was so impressed with the information that 6ix9ine provided that, aside from lowering his sentence, he will also be allowed time severed, which means he only has a couple of months in jail to serve. He could have served 37 years. For the 23-year-old, a 37-year sentence behind bars would have been his entire adult life. 

“Your cooperation was impressive. It was game-changing. It was complete, and it was brave,” the judge told Hernandez. It has “brought out the best in you, and you should be proud of yourself for it.”

6ix9ine was very emotional during the sentencing. He was in tears, and he also faced his biological dad for the first time since he was a little kid.

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“I know I was wrong,” the Brooklyn-based rapper told the judge, according to the New York Times. “I was weak. I was easily influenced. I can’t believe that was me. Again, your honor, there is no apology good enough.”

The other emotional moment in court came when 6ix9ine saw his biological dad in court. The man who raised him died when 6ix9ine was gunned down near his home in Brooklyn. His real dad appeared in court and wanted to speak in court, but the judge told him no. 

“It is way too late,” Judge Engelmayer said, the Times reports. “You squandered that many, many years ago.”

6ix9ine has been in and out of jail for other felony offenses, but it seems this time is trying to turn his life around. That will be a challenge since he ratted out his former gang friends. 

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A couple of months ago, 6ix9ine testified against gang members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He explained that he began affiliating himself with Nine Trey in 2017 after the release of his single “GUMMO.” One of the men he testified against was his former bodyguard. He told the judge back then that he was tired of being extorted

However, going against any high-profile gang is risky, and some notable rappers have already called out 6ix9ine for implicating the gang members of Nine Trey. 

Aside from watching “Law & Order,” I’ve also seen “The Godfather,” and you never go against the family, even if they aren’t related to you. It’s hard to leave a gang or any high-crime organization, and some famous rappers called  6ix9ine out for being a rat. 

Rapper Meek Mill called 6ix9ine an Instagram rapper, which basically means he’s a fake gangster. Then Snoop Dogg called 6ix9ine a straight-up rat. We know 6ix9ine will go to jail for a little more before he is eventually released. We’re just concerned that things might not go well for 6ix9ine while he’s in jail. Inmates don’t take to people who snitch. 

It’s unclear if 6ix9ine will go into protective custody after he’s released, but either way, it will be hard for him to clean up his image, especially with all those tats on his face. 

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However, 6ix9ine’s career plays out, what is done is done. He may have done a positive thing for the greater good, but he may not have friends when he gets out. Make no mistake, 6ix9ine did what was right. He helped put away people who were worse criminals than he was. However, it looks as if he did it out of pure convenience — only to help himself. In the end, that is what implicating others in court is all about. But 6ix9ine better not put out some single after his release in which he is trying to pretend he is someone that he is clearly not — at least not anymore.

READ: Tekashi69 Is Facing At Least 49 Years In Prison For His Crimes But Wants The Judge To Give Him A Second Chance

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Lil Uzi Got A $24 Million Diamond Pierced To His Forehead And Twitter Has Thoughts

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Lil Uzi Got A $24 Million Diamond Pierced To His Forehead And Twitter Has Thoughts

While us normies wait in anticipation for our country’s leaders to make up their minds about our stimulus checks, the wealthy aren’t at all bashful about flashing their wealth and riches. From spending tons of money on covid tests to shelling out money for private parties in a pandemic they’re spending it all.

Of course, we know it’s none of our business how people choose to spend their money, still, we can’t help but raise our eyebrows at the latest spending decision one rapper Lil Uzi Vert recently made.

Last week, Rapper Lil Uzi Vert unveiled a brand-new forehead piercing featuring an insane pink diamond.

When Uzi tweeted back on January 30, that he had been saving up for a natural pink stone worth a total of $24 million since 2017 we were of course surprised. At the time, Uzi told fans that he’d been saving up for a diamond that was “10 almost 11 carats.”

Last Wednesday, Uzi shared a video of the new piercing, revealing that he’d put it smack in the middle of his forehead.

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“Beauty is pain,” Uzi posted about the image and fans were quick to note that the forehead piercing looked slightly off-centered.

Uzi was quick to point out that while the diamond may appear to be off-center it always looks that way for now because of swelling. “Y’all keep talking about it’s off, it still has a long bar in it so it can move ‘cause of the swelling,” he explained in a post shared to his Instagram Story. “When it goes down, it gon’ be right there.”

According to an interview with Yahoo and Luis Garcia, the vice president of the Association of Professional Piercers, Uzi did receive a pierce, contrary to the implant theory that some fans have suggested.

“It looks like he has what we would call a vertical bridge piercing, as in the bridge of the nose. That would be an actual piercing with a staple shape barbell that enters at one point, exits at another, and then the big diamond attaches to that bar on the front,” Garcia tells Yahoo Life. “It’s a piercing, while obviously not super common in typical circles, it’s fairly common in piercing circles. …Definitely not with a giant $24 million diamond on it. But it’s something that gets done.”

Garcia says that the style of piercing could cause some problems for the rapper in the future.

“With such a big piece, the weight of it, day to day life like washing your face, sleeping, rolling around, wearing a hoody, it’s just gonna be so easy to get that thing snagged. That’s really where the main concern is,” Garcia told Yahoo. “The chances of it working out are slim.”

So, why didn’t Uzi just put his diamond on a ring?

When asked why he didn’t just put the stone on a ring and call it a day, Uzi said he was “literally tryna turn into a diamond.”

Of course, fans also had jokes to make.

Welp, it’s all To Be Determined on whether or not Lil Uzi’s forehead piercing ends up sticking but here’s hoping it definitely does not get snatched!

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The Trailer for the Documentary Series ‘Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine’ Just Dropped and We Can’t Look Away

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The Trailer for the Documentary Series ‘Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine’ Just Dropped and We Can’t Look Away

Looks like Tekashi 6ix9ine can’t stay away from the spotlight. Or rather, the spotlight can’t stay away from Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Showtime just dropped a trailer for it’s new documentary, Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, that will document the rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine–hip-hop’s most hated player.

According to Showtime, the three-part series will depict Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “epic rise to notoriety” through exclusive access to the controversial rapper.

According the press release, the interviews were conducted after 6ix9ine’s release from jail in April, 2020. Per Showtime “director Karam Gill (Ice Cold, G-Funk) examines the culture of manufactured celebrity through 6ix9ine’s mastery of social media.”

Based on the sound bites that were played throughout the trailer, viewers will be treated to an insightful peek into 6ix9ine’s psyche.

The documentary seems to be pedaling the narrative that it was 6ix9ine’s masterplan all along to become the most hated rapper in hip-hop history.

The trailer is peppered with outrageous statements from 6ix9ine, like “Superheroes always die. Villains never die. I wanna be a villain,” and “I think if I was to die today, I would be a legend.” When an of-camera voice asks him: “Famous or infamous?”, 6ix9ine responds: “Infamous.”

There are also numerous talking heads throughout the trailer who call 6ix9ine everything from “the worst person on earth” to “a genius”. One commentator claims at that, at one point point, Tekashi “had the whole city wanting to kill him.”

In case you missed it, Tekashi 6ix9ine, aka Daniel Hernandez, rose to prominence through his outrageous antics and public feuds. Oh. He also made some music.

Tekashi 6ix9ine was part of the first wave of the “Sound Cloud rap explosion”. He burst onto the scene with his first commercial single, “Gummo” in 2017, and then it seemed like he was everywhere.

Before long, he was teaming up with rap giants like Nicki Minaj, releasing the mega-hit song “Fefe” with the female rapper. The song ended up charting at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, officially cementing him as a rapper to be reckoned with.

But very quickly, 6ix9ine controversial personal life overtook his professional success. He started making headlines for everything from shootings, assault and violence, sexual assault, and even charges of “child sexual performance”.

It all came to a head when 6ix9ine was arrested in 2018 on conspiracy to murder and armed robbery charges.

During his trial, he notoriously gave up the names of tons of fellow Blood gang members. He also notably brought up Cardi B’s name during trial, even though the two have allegedly never even met. His status as a “snitch” put a virtual target on his back in the hip-hop community.

At one point in Supervillain‘s trailer, Tekashi compares himself to the Joker, saying: “He’s the bad guy, but you just fall in love with him.”

…We’re still waiting for the love part.

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