(TMU) — The controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine claims that he has signed a $10 million record deal while in prison awaiting sentencing on racketeering and firearms charges that he has already pled guilty to. The deal is reportedly with the rapper’s former label 10K, and demands two albums, one in English and another in Spanish, although the record company has declined to comment on the deal.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, recently testified in court in a very public trial in order to get his sentence significantly reduced.
Hernandez was initially arrested back in November of 2018 and was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years, until agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors against his former fellow gang members in the Nine Trey Bloods. His testimony resulted in successful guilty verdicts in the cases of Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
Hernandez will finally be sentenced on December 18, and he is hoping to serve as little jail time as possible for his cooperation. However, the rapper has become a pop-culture joke since the details of his testimony went viral last month. He is also now a total pariah in the hip-hop industry, and it is unlikely that anyone would want to tour or collaborate with him after his testimony.
While on the stand, Hernandez dropped every name that he possibly could, even high profile artists who didn’t have anything to do with the case, including Cardi B and Jim Jones. After his testimony, Hernandez was expected to have no choice but to join witness protection, as snitching against the ‘Bloods’ is historically a death sentence. Hernandez does not seem to have any fear of assassination though, and wants to return to his career as soon as he gets out of jail.
Shortly after the testimony, legendary rapper T.I. predicted that Hernandez would have no problem returning to the streets, because it is now incredibly common for people to cooperate with the authorities when they get in trouble.
“It’s a bunch of rats walking ’round right now. And that’s the thing that really hurts. They riding ’round with somebody they know done told in they hood right now, because, ‘Well, he didn’t tell on me.’ This cat can come home and throw parties and the parties be popping. It be full. If muthaf**kas don’t fuck with rats, how the hell is this party so packed? And everybody know how cous’ came home. Everybody know what happened,” T.I said in an interview with Big Boy of Real 92.3.