RAPPER Tekashi 6ix9ine may have proven that “snitches” get riches after reportedly being offered a record deal worth $10 million.
The deal is said to be with his former label, 10K Projects, and will cover two albums – one in English, the other in Spanish.
The Brooklyn rapper is currently awaiting sentencing after “snitching” on fellow gang members[/caption]
TMZ first reported news of the deal, which would see Tekashi rejoin the label he first signed with in 2017.
In 2018, he released this first studio album, Dummy Boy, through 10K Project, and one of his two Spanish songs, Bebe, has more than 900 million views on YouTube.
The tattooed bad-boy is currently awaiting sentencing after accepting a plea deal that required him ‘snitching’ on his fellow gang members.
Tekashi’s testimony led to the conviction of two Nine Trey Gangsta Blood members, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, who were convicted of racketeering last week.
Earlier this year, the 23-year-old rapper – whose real name is Daniel Hernandez – had pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and eight other charges.
Faced with a 47-year prison sentence, Tekashi agreed to stand as a government witness as a means of potentially dodging decades in prison.
In his testimony, Tekashi also name-checked Jim Jones and Cardi B – though the Bodak Yellow singer later clarified on Twitter that she is a member of the Brim Bloods, not Nine Trey.
The musician’s decision to offer his testimony drew scorn from members of the rap community.
In an Instagram post, Snoop Dogg declared Tekashi a sellout compared to his friend, Martha Stewart, who once served a five-month prison sentence for lying about a stock sale.
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During the recent trial, Tekashi was said to have a “death wish,” having refused witness protection in what some people saw as seeking fame over safety.
But despite all the controversy surrounding the rapper, his record label appear to believe it is a risk worth taking.
Tekashi will be sentenced on December 18.
Tekashi’s reported new record deal is with his previous label 10K Projects[/caption]
After acting as a government witness, the rapper will be sentences on December 18[/caption]
Tekashi rejected the option of witness protection – a decision some called a “death wish”[/caption]
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