Tekashi 6ix9ine to be released from prison early due to COVID-19 concerns

Headlines 03/04/2020

The tidal wave of controversy that is Tekashi 6ix9ine is being released from prison early due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granted compassionate release on Thursday, the "GUMMO" rapper is on supervised release and will be the first serving four months on home incarceration while monitored by GPS.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tekashi will be forced to stay at his residence unless he asks permission from the probation department to either seek medical treatment or talk with his attorney.

"We’re all so pleased with the judge’s decision. Danny will be safe now," said his lawyer Dawn Florio.

Pvnch, the rapper's former tour DJ, said, "I'm speechless. But I'm just sitting here with a bowl of popcorn, waiting for the festivities."

The rapper was initially set to be released in August after serving two years in prison, of which he was sentenced to in December 2019.

Legal documents filed by attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, state that the government "does not oppose the defendant's motion for compassionate release," citing "extraordinary and compelling reasons" raised by his health concerns.

The rapper and his legal cohort initially filed for compasionate release on March 22nd, a some other prisoners who were deemed at high risk of contacting COVID-19 have also been released early.

Tekashi's history of issues with asthma puts him at high-risk, and while it's unclear whether or not the rapper has the flu yet, his attorney Lance Lazzaro recently stated that his client had experienced "some shortness of breath."

If he contracts the virus, he could die...

Tekashi is coming home, and will be living in a legally enforced lockdown not too different from the one we're all experiencing right now.