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Odds Split on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Prison Sentence Being Over or Under 5.5 Years

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Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be sentenced on Wed., Dec. 18. Photo by Gwarg1 [Wiki Commons].
  • After a year of legal turmoil, American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine will finally be sentenced on Wed. (Dec. 18)
  • Tekashi was involved in a bizarre string of events
  • You can place bets on the results of the sentencing and whether Tekashi will get emotional after his fate is revealed

It’s only a week before Christmas Day but, for troubled hip-hop star Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez), it’s not exactly the merriest of seasons.

The rapper, who was involved in a convoluted and curious string of criminal events dating back to summer 2018, will finally be sentenced today (Wed, Dec. 18).

He could potentially walk free, be sentenced to a lengthy prison term, or something in between. The results of his sentencing is all in the hands of one man:  Judge Paul Engelmayer. The online betting odds indicate that it’s basically 50/50 whether Tekashi is sentenced to more than 5.5 years in jail.

Odds on Length of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Prison Sentence

Result Odds
Over 5.5 Years -120
Under 5.5 Years -120

All odds taken Dec. 17.

Tekashi’s trial was an interesting one because of the fact that he gave evidence against his former gang, Nine Trey Bloods (an East Coast Bloods subsect), to potentially lessen his own sentence.

Had Tekashi not agreed to talk, he’d be looking at a minimum of 37 years on federal racketeering charges. And since Tekashi is only 23 years old, that would be a long, hard road.

But the whole point of his cooperation was to lessen his own punishment.

With odds completely split, it’s easy to see that this really could go either way. Tekashi and his fans are on the edge of their seats. Guesses are that he’ll still end up behind bars, but not nearly the 37-year minimum.

Pick: Under 5.5 Years (-120)

Odds on Tekashi 6ix9ine Being Released From Jail in 2020

Result Odds
Yes +500
No -1000

Tekashi’s pending sentence leaves a lot of questions. Had his crimes been a lesser offense or had his whole legal ordeal been not so shady, Tekashi’s chances of a timely release may be more plausible. But this was serious stuff. And although Tekashi has been quite cooperative since the investigation began, he still has a tarnished past, himself.

Tekashi’s history involving gang activity is a pretty big deal. In fact, since the whole court drama started, it’s redefined his career. He’s much more well known for being a criminal than for his tunes.

He’s also being made an example of, and it’s more likely to see him behind bars for at least a year.

Pick: No (-1000)

Odds on Tekashi 6ix9ine Crying After Sentencing

Result Odds
Yes -300
No +200

Given that it’s unlikely Tekashi will walk completely free, he’s going to be upset at having to go back to prison. Who wouldn’t be?

Though he tried to reduce his sentence by cooperating with officials, he will probably still spend at least some time in prison. It’s not a fate any person would want, and the reality is likely to feel like a brick to the face.

Even if he is set to go free, though, Tekashi could be overwhelmed with emotion. Knowing he would be able to walk out of the courtroom as an autonomous citizen would also pull at most people’s heartstrings after spending so much time waiting.

With the fate of his career already compromised by being a known as a snitch, Tekashi’s street cred is already out the window. Watch for at least a few tears to roll down that heavily tattooed cheek.

Pick: Yes (-300)

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