Last month, Tekashi69 was sentenced to two years in prison after testifying against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Gang. Although the rapper was initially facing nearly 50 years in jail, his cooperation helped land him a lesser sentence.
Weeks later, the rainbow-haired rapper tried his luck at an even lesser sentence, in asking a judge to serve out the rest of his 24-month sentence in home confinement, to help guarantee his safety. But, on Tuesday, judge Paul Englemayer, who presided over the rapper’s trial, denied his request.
“The Court’s determination was, and is, that a 24-month prison sentence is necessary in this case,” Engelmayer wrote in his decision, according to Complex. “Approving Hernandez’s request would mean that his sentence would no longer ‘reflect the seriousness of his crimes.’”
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was arrested back in November 2018. In January 2019, the rapper pleaded guilty to nine counts related to his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods. Shortly after his arrest, the rapper became an informant, and later testified against his former gang members, which, in turn, resulted in the conviction of Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
6ix9ine is expected to be home by July 2020.