Tekashi 6ix9ine really is getting out early. A judge agreed that the singing rapper should be released early due to concerns of his higher risk of COVID-19 complications.
Today (April 2), Judge Engelmayer ordered Tekashi’s release. The “Gummo” rapper will serve four months under home confinement—afterward, he will be wearing a GPS ankle monitor.
Originally, Tekashi was scheduled to walk out of prison in early August. However, Tekashi’s lawyer made a case that due to the Coronavirus, his client’s conditions in jail could be deadly. Reportedly, the rapper suffers from asthma and had even been hospitalized late last year.
Of course, house arrest is infinitely better than the 47 years he was facing on racketeering and an assortment of charges. However, due to being a star witness who no problem dropping dime and any and everybody, his sentence was ridiculously reduced to just 2 years including time served.
According to the New York Daily News, Tekashi slipped out of jail and is already at an undisclosed location. Reportedly, he has no plans to go into witness protection and is set on continuing his career.
Good luck with that.
Needless to say, Twitter will be having a field day with this news. We suggest Tekashi stay inside and far away from window.
This story is developing.