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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine made a bold decision by asking fans to describe him in one word on social media - only to find they all had the same idea in mind.
Posting of photo of himself clutching huge wads of cash, Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, wrote on Instagram: "Describe me in one word."
While some people simply commented with a rat emoji (one even posted 44 of them) others found only one word sprang to mind - with several writing: "Snitch."
Whichever approach fans went for, they were all referring to the same thing, as the star had been facing up to 47 years behind bars for racketeering, but managed to get his sentence reduced by cooperating with prosecutors against former fellow gang members in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
He was sentenced to 24 months behind bars last year after pleading guilty to nine counts of federal racketeering, weapons-related offenses, and conspiracy, and was due to be released this August.
However, Tekashi was then released early after his lawyer argued that his asthma made him vulnerable to coronavirus while in prison, with Judge Engelmayer saying in his ruling: "The Court grants the defendant's motion for compassionate release.
"Had the Court known that sentencing Mr. Hernandez to serve the final four months of his term in a federal prison would have exposed him to a heightened health risk, the Court would have directed that these four months be served instead in home confinement.
"In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the defendant must remain at his residence except to seek any necessary medical treatment or to visit his attorney, in each instance with prior notice and approval by the Probation Department."
After he was released, the rapper went on a 13-minute Instagram rant defending his actions, admitting: "I snitched, I ratted."
He added: "But who was I supposed to be loyal to?"
Tekashi continued to claim he didn't owe anyone loyalty, as the gang members hadn't been loyal to him.
"Where was the loyalty when you were caught on the wire tap trying to kill me?" he said.
"Where was the loyalty when you were trying to kidnap my mother? Where was the loyalty when you stole a million dollars from me? Where was that?
"So who broke it first? I get it, don't fight fire with fire. I'm sorry, but what did I do wrong? Be loyal to n****** who f***in' my baby mums?"
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