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

Big bad gang member and former rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sent a letter to a judge apologizing for his crimes. He was even begging for a ‘second chance’ as he faces a life sentence behind bars. The letter comes after the rapper turned snitch on his former gang and named names of people involved in the gang, including Cardi B. The internet had a field day when Tekashi 6ix9ine started to throw people under the bus to save his own skin.

Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, is to be sentenced next Wednesday in New York for drugs and racketeering charges.

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The former rapper told Judge Paul Engelmayer that he was ‘becoming more and more overwhelmed’ as the date approaches. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s trial was highly publicized and was all people on social media could talk about for weeks.

The hip hop community shunned the former rapper and has mocked him for snitching on other gang members.

Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was charged along with five other ‘Nine Trey’ gangsters in November 2018, was mocked by the hip-hop community for turning ‘snitch’ and cooperating with prosecutors. He did all of this in a bid to earn himself a lighter sentence. If you didn’t catch the avalanche of memes on the issue, then you, my friend, live under a rock.

Here’s what he wrote to the judge.

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In the letter obtained by TMZ, Tekashi writes: “I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to. I’m truly sorry for the harm that I’ve caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine was charged with being affiliated with the gang Nine Trey last year. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine was charged in an indictment outlining his alleged involvement in drug sales and two shootings in New York City. Facing a lot of charges, including racketeering and firearms offenses, the former rapper immediately switched sides and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of earning himself a break at his own sentencing.

He pleaded guilty to nine charges including conspiracy, firearms offenses, and drug trafficking.

As part of his deal, he testified against two high-ranking members; Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack, who were both subsequently convicted. Over three days on the witness stand, Tekashi 6ix9ine spilled all the tea, with details, about the illegal acts he witnessed during his time with Nine Trey, a violent faction of the infamous Bloods. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine says he used Nine Trey to increase his street cred.

The rapper described how he used Nine Trey to increase his street credibility to boost his career. In exchange, Tekashi 6ix9ine was bankrolling the gang’s operations through his music earnings. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine was labeled a snitch on social media.

After rattling off the names of other stars he says were involved in the gang, including Cardi B (who denies any association with the gang) and Jim Jones, all hell broke loose on Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Maybe getting out of prison wouldn’t be the best to happen to Tekashi 6ix9ine.

His testimony was so explicit and detailed, it made everyone question how safe he would be on the outside. If the rapper managed to get out, there is a lot of concern over his safety given his willingness to roll over and cooperate with prosecutors and law enforcement.

The sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18. 

As we mentioned earlier, he faces up to 47 years in prison but apparently believes the sentence will be reduced to a matter of months, according to the Daily Mail.

Tekashi 6ix9ine says he won’t accept witness protection and plans to hire personal security.

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Whether or not he’ll be able to afford private security around the clock, is a whole different story. The musician’s net worth isn’t known. Some believe he’s worth around $10million, while others put his fortune at around $1million. Whatever the number is, no-doubt his legal bills will take a big chunk out of whatever money he has left.

The prospects of Tekashi 6ix9ine going back into music when (if) he gets out of prison are pretty bleak.   

By accusing several fellow rappers of gang involvement during the trial, Tekashi 6ix9ine became somewhat of a pariah in the music industry. A lot of fellow artists described him as a ‘hungry’ internet star who clung to fame without the talent to back it up.    

Tekashi 6ix9ine was a social media star before he became a rapper.

He was known for his rainbow-colored hair, quirky style, and tattoos way before anyone could single out a song of his. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s album Day69: Graduation Day was a top-seller in 2018 following its release. The album included a multiplatinum hit “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Stoopid” featuring fellow incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.

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Cardi B Speaks Out About The Treatment Of Gabriel Fernandez After Watching It On Netflix And Feeling ‘Disgusted’

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Cardi B Speaks Out About The Treatment Of Gabriel Fernandez After Watching It On Netflix And Feeling ‘Disgusted’

The horrifying and deeply upsetting documentary “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” has captured the attention of Netflix viewers across the globe. For the past few weeks, it has topped the streaming services top viewed list and rendered comments of shock and dismay over the 8-year-olds abuse and brutal murder at the hands of his parents. Now, the series has caught the attention of rapper Cardi B.

Cardi B recently released a series of tweets in response to the documentary decrying Fernandez’s treatment and his mother’s behavior.

In a separate tweet, Cardi B wrote “The more I watch this doc the more and more I love Gabriel. He was just soooo cute and innocent. I really wish somebody would have save him. I hope God is letting him see how much we love and care for him. Sweet sweet angel.”

In response to the abuse he heard about during the trial, a California judge described Gabriel’s abuse and murder as “horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil.”

Watch the documentary now on Netflix.

Bad Bunny Honored A Murdered Trans Woman During Jimmy Fallon In Simple And Powerful Way

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Bad Bunny Honored A Murdered Trans Woman During Jimmy Fallon In Simple And Powerful Way

A trans woman was shot and killed in Puerto Rico after she used the women’s bathroom at a McDonald’s. The attackers filmed her death as they laughed in her final moments. Adding insult to injury, many Puerto Rican news outlets covered her death as a man in a skirt. Bad Bunny, who has long championed for the LGBTQ+ community, used his time on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” to address the misgendering of Alexa Negrón Luciano after her humiliating and brutal death.

Bad Bunny took time during his performance on Jimmy Fallon to bring attention to a trans woman who was killed in Puerto Rico.

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Alexa Negrón Luciano was a homeless trans woman known in Puerto Rico. She was often ridiculed by people on the streets and on social media where photos were posted making fun of her as an oddball. That mockery and callousness of those around her reached a deadly conclusion last week.

According to reports, a woman customer at a McDonald’s in Tao Baja, Puerto Rico claimed Negrón Luciano tried peeping on her as she used the bathroom. She was then questioned by police as people took photos and posted them on social media. Twelve hours later, a video circulated on social media of Negrón Luciano’s assassination as the assailants are heard laughing on the video.

Media reports from Puerto Rico initially broke the story calling Negrón Luciano “a man in a skirt.”

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Puerto Rico has long been criticized for the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. Last year, Puerto Ricans and celebrities took to the streets to protest against a “religious freedom” bill that would allow the discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community. The bill, initially supported by then-Governor Ricardo Rosselló, ultimately didn’t pass after strong pushback in Puerto Rico and from around the world.

Not long after the bill was blocked, Governor Rosselló was caught up in a group chat scandal where he and those who worked with him spoke about the LGBTQ+ community and women in disparaging terms. The group chat scandal fueled more protests and eventually led to Gov. Rosselló resigning from his position after growing outcry.

Despite presenting an LGBTQ+-friendly face to the world, Puerto Rico’s anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment is still a very real fear for those on the island.

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The New York Times has reported that women’s and LGBTQ+ rights have advanced significantly in recent decades. However, an underlying fear of physical and legislative violence has scarred the communities. While some measures to protect LGBTQ+ people have progressed, like an employment non-discrimination law, there is a strong coalition of conservative and Christian evangelicals fighting the progress.

“This has served as a reminder that some of these advances are at risk, that there is still discrimination, that there is still homophobia,” Pedro Julio Serrano, an activist in San Juan, told The New York Times after the shooting death of gay Latin trap singer Kevin Fret. “We can’t forget that.”

This is why Bad Bunny openly correcting the media’s and people’s perception of Negrón Lucian is so important.

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Last year, at least 26 transgender and gender non-conforming people were murdered in the U.S. for being who they are. Mainly, deadly violence is focused on trans women of color with Black trans women dying at higher rates. The real statistics of these murders are hard to track because often the victims are misgendered by the media or family who never accepted them for who they are. So far, in 2020, there are believed to be at least two trans women murdered in the U.S.

Some responses to the performance show the work still needed to break the ignorance and hate around a vulnerable community.

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Trans people, like all people, deserve the same respect when it comes to pronouns and the right to live without fear and violence. Bad Bunny’s shirt addressing Negrón Luciano by name and not “a man in a skirt” is a significant moment in demanding that respect.

You can watch Bad Bunny’s full performance below.

Thank you for standing with the LGBTQ+ community, Bad Bunny.

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