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Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks Instagram Followers Why He's Being Called 'A Snitch'

Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks Instagram Followers Why He's Being Called 'A Snitch'

Following his release from prison, Tekashi 6ix9ine has opted to troll his Instagram followers, asking why he's being called a 'snitch' while posting a cartoon image of himself as a rat.

The rapper even updated his bio, which reads: "Why everybody callin me a snitch? I'm missin something...?"

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The move to update his profile looks like he's owning the claims that he's faced while being in prison.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

It comes after the rapper was granted an early release from prison due to the risk of contracting coronavirus.

The musician's lawyers had appealed to the authorities to get him out of jail as Covid-19 continued to sweep across the United States.

After considering the application, Judge Paul Engelmayer agreed that the risk of getting the virus was sufficient grounds to have him released early.

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The rapper - real name Daniel Hernandez - was sentenced to 24 months behind bars last year after pleading guilty to nine counts of federal racketeering, weapons-related offences, and conspiracy.

Lawyer Lance Lazzaro, who represents the jailed rapper, filed a motion asking for Tekashi to be released to his house because of his severe asthma, after spending 17 months in federal custody.

Initially, Judge Engelmayer - who sentenced Tekashi to two years' imprisonment, including 13 months that had already been served - denied the request, saying that he did not have the legal authority, as he believed that authority was with the Bureau of Prisons.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

However, he later wrote a letter to the government that said: "The parties are advised that, provided that the Court has legal authority to grant the relief requested by defence counsel, the Court intends to do so."

He was due to be released on 1 August.

Judge Engelmayer said 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."

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Topics: Celebrity, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Music

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]