Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine Could Be Released From Prison Early

6ix9ine may be out of prison sooner than expected.

The embattled rapper is hoping to be released before the end of the year, but he needs the cooperation of the other defendants he snitched on.

Five defendants, including Tekashi and his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, have already pled guilty in the federal racketeering cases. However, there are still more defendants tied to the case who are scheduled to go to trial this September.

According to TMZ, Tekashi and his attorneys hope that all the other defendants will also take deals and avoid trial altogether.

If the trial is called off, Tekashi’s attorney, Dawn Florio, says he will ask a judge to grant 6ix9ine time served. Tekashi has been behind bars since November. If the judge grants his request, the 22-year-old rapper could walk free because he’s fulfilled his obligations as part of his agreement for cooperating with authorities.

It may be a long shot. Only one of the other defendants has filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but Florio is hopeful a plea deal could happen at any time.

6ix9ine is facing 47 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to nine federal charges.