Petition to Get Tekashi 6ix9ine Out of Prison Nears 50,000 Signatures
Tekashi 6ix9ine may be facing life in prison if he is convicted of racketeering charges, but fans are hoping a petition will get him released if only for a short while.
Someone has launched a petition over the weekend urging for the Brooklyn rapper’s release on bail until he awaits his trial in September for federal racketeering and weapon charges. They surpassed their initial goal of 25,000 signatures and are quickly approaching their second goal of 50,000 signatures.
“This petition is made in regards to Hip Hop international Artist Daniel Hernandez stage name (Tekashi 69),” the description for the petition reads. “His Family , Fans , Friends & Supporters hope that the judge can grant this young man bail so he can get back with his family & continue to make great music for his fans while he fights this legal battle. Let’s show that this Rainbow hair rapper is a non threat to any community but is loved for all that he has done & the positive impact he has on others. We thank everyone for your love & support.”
As previously reported, Tekashi's legal team attempted to get the artist released in time for the holidays, but a judge did not grant the request, stating that the "Fefe" rapper was a possible threat to society and a flight risk. The petition seeks to disprove that notion. "Let’s show that this Rainbow hair rapper is a non threat to any community but is loved for all that he has done & the positive impact he has on others," the petition adds.
In other Tekashi 6ix9ine-related news, the DUMMY BOY‘s lawyer Lance Lazarro put together a $1.5 million bail package in hopes that his client can wait for trial in the comfort of his own home.