tekashi_6ix9ine_sentencing

Tekashi 6ix9ine/YouTube

Tekashi 6ix9ine could be released from prison—and the internet is concerned

'I’m interested to see how this #6ix9ine sh*t is gonna unfold.'

 

Collyn Burke

Internet Culture

Published Dec 16, 2019   Updated May 19, 2021, 8:18 pm CDT

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the Brooklyn-based rapper turned government informant, could be released as early as Wednesday—and the internet thinks he’s going to die.

Featured Video Hide

According to lawyer Moe Gangat, who posts law explainer videos on his Instagram, the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, will likely get released early based on his lawyer’s recommendation for his sentence to be moved down to time served.

Advertisement Hide

Hernandez, who was arrested for racketeering, violent crimes to aid the racketeering, and firearm offenses in connections with the gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, has been in custody since November 2018 and was originally meant to serve 47 years to life.

“The government tells the judge what sentence the person should get,” Gangat explained. “Here the government hasn’t asked for any sentence, when the government doesn’t ask for a sentence, what they’re saying is no sentence time served.”

News of Hernandez’s potential release quickly spread around the internet. Many said that if the rapper is released, he will most likely be in danger—and they made memes about the situation.

“Once he gets free he gonna be like this,” user @spicynachoyo wrote with a GIF of Spongebob burying himself in sand.

Advertisement Hide

https://twitter.com/netrapsforever/status/1206607042258984960

The jokes about Hernandez’s safety refer to his testimony about other alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. After pleading guilty, Hernandez accused several people, including rapper Cardi B, of being members of various gangs. According to Vulture, witness protection services will most likely be required for Hernandez if he is released.

https://twitter.com/iJkiddRox/status/1206606285501816838

“i’m interested to see how this #6ix9ine shit is gonna unfold,” user @xoxomeelah wrote.

Advertisement Hide

Hernandez’s sentencing is set to take place Wednesday.

READ MORE:

Share this article
*First Published: Dec 16, 2019, 1:16 pm CST