It appears Daniel Hernandez, famously known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, will be a free man come summer 2020.
At the conclusion of Tekashi’s high-profile federal case, the Inner City Press reported that the 13 months he had already served ahead of his sentencing would count toward his 24-month term when he was sentenced back in December of 2019. Tekashi will be getting out of prison before the end of 2020, as anticipated, according to the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator. The locator showed that the 23-year-old will be released on August 2. His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, confirmed to Complex that the aforementioned date was correct on Monday (Mar. 9).
Hopefully, Tekashi has plans in place for his life post-prison. There’s been much speculation as to how he’ll fare once he’s back on the outside, especially since he testified against the Nine Trey Blood gang faction. Reportedly, Tekashi wanted to pick up his rap career where he left off --- albeit with some adjustments to his previous lifestyle.
In early February, TMZ reported that Tekashi was planning to move far away from New York to a secret location that would be guarded by hired muscle. This falls in line with other reports that he was planning to hire round-the-clock security detail for protection following his release. However, several of his former bodyguards told TMZ that they had no interest in working for the rapper again once he was free given his penchant for attracting trouble wherever he went. Furthermore, he also has to factor in the five years of supervised release before he’s completely free.
Thus, Tekashi has roughly five months to figure it all out.
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