According to a legal letter obtained by Page Six, the 23-year-old rapper expressed remorse over his actions that led up to his 2018 arrest.
Tekashi wrote a letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer expressing remorse for his actions as a member of the Nine Trey Bloods. In the letter, 6ix9ine says how he felt “relieved” after getting arrested and noted that the arrest helped him escape gang life. “I felt stuck, like the gang had control of my life and that I would never be able to escape their grip,” 6ix9ine wrote. “Before my arrest, I publicly disassociated myself from Nine Trey but I knew that it would come with a price,” adding, I knew from previous incidents that the gang would retaliate against me for denouncing them in public.”
“I know that I am not a victim because my actions contributed to this mess. I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans.”
However, 6ix9ine goes on to say he was remorseful not because he got caught, but because of his illegal activity. The rapper then apologized to his fans, family, and the victims who were affected by his crimes.
“I’m truly sorry for the hard that I’ve cause,” he wrote. “If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”
You can read the full letter here.
Back in february 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine counts of racketeering, firearms offenses, and drug trafficking. The Brooklyn rapper is facing a minimum of 47 years behind bars, but prosecutors have requested a reduced sentence due to his cooperation with authorities. 6ix9ine is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 18.