6ix9ine is sorry.
Ahead of his sentencing next week, the incarcerated rapper has penned an emotional letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer, expressing his “extreme remorse” over his past actions with hopes of a lighter sentence.
In his letter, obtained by TMZ, Daniel Hernandez apologizes and says he’s deserving of a second chance. “As my sentencing date approaches, I am becoming more and more overwhelmed with emotions,” writes Tekashi. “More than anything, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to express my remorse to you, your Honor, over this situation.”
The 23-year-old rapper acknowledges his mistakes and is hopeful that his life will be changed for the better after this. “I know that my life will never be the same but hopefully this change will be for the better because beyond all of this, I still consider myself a role model to millions of people as an artist, a celebrity and as a human being,” he adds. “I’m happy that the public was able to witness me dealing with the consequences of my actions because I feel like it sheds a light on what can come from gang affiliation.”
He also tells the judge that he felt relieved the day he was arrested. “I had a feeling of relief when I was arrested by the Government because I felt stuck, like the gang had control of my life and that I would never be able escape their grip. I need to do something before it was too late.”
6ix9ine, who snitched on members of his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, continues to disavow his gang ties. “I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans.”
He ends with a sincere apology and vows to become a changed man. “I’m truly sorry for the harm that I’ve caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”
Tekashi, who was once facing a minimum of 47 years in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 18. Prosecutors have requested a lighter sentence in his racketeering case in return for his cooperation with the feds.