Tekashi 6ix9ine receives multi-million dollar record deal while in prison
Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly cut a multi-million dollar record deal in prison while he awaits sentencing for racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges following his arrest last November.
Sources close to Tekashi told TMZ, that he has been given a record deal worth more than $10 million from his former label, 10K Projects. The plan is that once he is released - which the label seem to think will happen soon rather than later - he'll get the money in return for putting out two albums - one in English and one in Spanish.
Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, released his first studio album, Dummy Boy, through 10K Project, and one of his two Spanish songs, Bebe, currently has over 900 million views on YouTube.
He pleaded guilty to multiple charges and as a result, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years. But in a bid to shorten his sentence, the 23-year-old entered into a plea deal and agreed to give evidence against other alleged gang members.
The ladies of The Real discuss the rapper's controversial plea deal:
Tekashi reportedly gave information on Nine Trey Gangsta Blood members, Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack leading to their convictions. Ellison was found guilty of kidnapping 6ix9ine, maiming and assault while Mack was found guilty of dealing drugs.
TMZ sources also claim that the rapper is as hopeful as his label that testifying against his old gang members will be forgotten once he's a free man and that his music will soar in popularity.
In spite of the risky testimonies, 10K Projects is standing firmly behind the rapper and appears to be confident that the 47-year sentence will be slashed considerably - and ultimately won't be spending decades of his life behind bars.
Tekashi is set to be sentenced on December 18.