- 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
|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
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
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.
According to PageSix, #Tekashi69 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. pic.twitter.com/DxDx8ZNupg
— 6Godtv (@6Godtv) December 13, 2019
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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