Recall that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reported filed a letter on August 3 to the presiding judge, recommending that the rapper be sentenced to 1-3 years in state prison. This recommendation was made following claims that the rapper violated plea agreement by committing new crimes.
This comes almost three years after the Brooklyn rapper whose real name is Daniel Hernandez pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance. He reportedly entered into a plea agreement that stipulated he does not commit another crime for two years. However, he has since been arrested for misdemeanor assault, driving with a suspended license, and allegedly assaulting a police officer.
And it for this reason that prosecutors are making new recommendations regarding his case.
Reacting to his new legal troubles, the rapper took to Instagram to address it all, saying: “I know I troll a lot, but for the people who care […] I want you to take a second and look into my case. Three and a half years ago, I’m not this famous rapper that has $10,000 dollars to pay for a private lawyer. I had to settle for a public defender. A court ordered lawyer, at this time I’m scared. They’re saying ‘yo, you’re going to get 15 years’ and I’m like no I gotta daughter on the way. It’s 2015, I’m 18 years old. Give me anything but jail time. If you look into the case, this is just another story of a minority, youth being under the court system built for me to fail. For the people saying: ‘yo, 6ix9ine you not taking this serious.’ I am. Trust me, I am.”
Watch the clip below.
Sentencing in the case has been adjourned until October 2.