Tekashi 6ix9ine will reportedly not be granted early release after requesting to finish his sentence from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 23, 2020, Tekashi 6ix9ine, legal name Daniel Hernandez, requested an early release from custody as the coronavirus continues to spread inside and outside of the prison system. His lawyer Lance Lazarro penned a letter to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer cited Tekashi’s chronic asthma as justification for his release. People with asthma and other respiratory illnesses are more likely to have complications with COVID-19.
Unfortunately for the rapper, it looks as though he will serve his full sentence. TMZ reports Judge Engelmayer denied the request to send Tekashi 6ix9ine home early. While Judge Engelmayer put his gavel down, it is not all bad news for the Brooklyn-bred rapper. According to TMZ, Judge Engelmayer’s decision was due to the courts lack of legal authority and suggests Tekashi 6ix9ine and Lazarro file a request with the Bureau of Prisons.
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s scheduled release date is August 2, 2020.