6ix9ine Isn’t Letting Potential Jail Time Affect Him
All of 6ix9ine's antics and hit making may be put on hold and the rapper placed in jail, if prosecutors from his 2015 sexual misconduct case get their way, but the rapper isn't letting the potential sentence behind bars affect his life.
As previously reported, on Thursday (Aug. 9), a Manhattan District Attorney argued that by getting arrested in Brooklyn and Houston, the "Gummo" rapper violated terms of his plea agreement established in the 2015 case when 6ix was 18. They are suggesting the rapper serve a one to three year jail sentence and register as a sex offender.
Since the news broke, Tekashi has seemed unbothered publicly. On Friday night (Aug. 10), he addressed the issue to his fans on Instagram.
"For the people who care, and the people that are making it a priority to care about my personal life, I want you to take a second and look at my case, right," he started. "Three and a half years ago, I'm not this famous rapper that has $10,000 to pay for this private lawyer. I had to settle for a public defender, a court-ordered lawyer, you know what I'm saying? At this time, I'm scared, you know what I'm saying? They're saying, 'Yo, you are going to get 15 years.' I'm like, 'No, I got a daughter on the way.' This 2015, I'm 18 years old. No, give me anything but jail time, you know what I'm saying? If you look into the case, this is just another story of a minority, a youth, being under the court system for me to fail."
He then addressed people who are saying he isn't taking this situation as seriously as he should be. "For the people saying, 'Yo, Tekashi, yo 6ix9ine, you not taking this serious.' I am. Trust me, I am. I'm just not gonna let that affect me."
He captioned the video, "I’m unbothered. I’ll continue to be myself what ever happens happens you can’t fight something built already for you to fail."
6ix was arrested in Brooklyn in May for driving without a license and allegedly assaulting a police officer. He was arrested again in June for a January incident in Houston where he is accused of assaulting a teenager at Galleria Mall. The felony charges in the former case were eventually reduced to a misdemeanor.
The 2015 case has been hanging over the rapper's head. 6ix, born Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance that year. The charge stems from a video uploaded to social media that shows the rapper touching a then 13-year-old girl's breast. 6ix9ine claimed the victim told him she was 19 years old. As part of the plea deal, he was ordered to earn his GED, abstain from posting/re-posting sexually explicit or violent images featuring women/children to social media, not commit another crime for two years and write an apology letter to the victim and her family.
6ix is due back in court on Oct. 2 where a judge will decide his fate.
Check out 6ix9ine's explanation below.
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