6ix9ine release has been delayed, he will remain behind bars until August before he steps outside prison walls.
A judge denied the request of 6ix9ine to be released from prison early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rappers lawyers had requested that he serve the remainder of his prison sentence at home, citing serious concerns for Tekashi’s health.
The judge, in the words of TMZ says the court lacks the legal authority to grant the request. However, he may still have a shot if he files his request with the Bureau of Prisons.
Meanwhile, the judge also noted that if there had been a global pandemic and he was aware of Tekashi’s health history at the time of his sentencing, the court would have allowed the final four months to be served in home confinement.
The Keke rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, wrote a letter to the judge earlier this month saying he is in danger of catching coronavirus behind bars, which could become serious because of his asthma. He was reportedly diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis late last year and was hospitalized for treatment.
All things being good, 6ix9ine is expected to be released on Aug. 2 after 24-month prison sentence service.