US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, currently in legal troubles and facing possible jail time, has said he is a victim of the court system.
Back in October 2015, 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, originally pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance when he was 18.
In a video posted online, a 13-year-old girl was seen engaging in oral intercourse while Tekashi stood behind her.
Under the conditions of a plea deal over the original crime he agreed not to commit another offence for two years so that he wouldn’t have to register as a sex offender. However, if he breached that plea deal he was told he could face up to three years in prison.
Between 2015 and today in 2018, the hip hop star has since been arrested twice for allegedly choking a 16-year-old in a shopping centre in Houston earlier this year.
In May, he was also arrested for driving without a licence, assaulting a police officer and obstructing governmental administration.
In court this week, the Manhattan D.A’s Office spokesperson said they are suggesting the rapper spend 1-3 years in state prison and be registered as a sex offender as well.
Well in the wake of the legal issues this week, Tekashi on IG Friday night got on Instagram and spoke about his case, saying he was stuck in between a rock and hard place in 2015 and couldn’t afford a lawyer.
The rapper addressed the fact that he trolls a lot, but revealed that when he initially faced a judge, he only had a public defender and had to make a decision to either cop a plea or face massive jail time so that he could be in his daughter’s life.
He noted he was scared and did not want to face 15 years in jail as an 18-year-old at the time.
“Three and a half years ago I’m not this famous rapper that had $10,000 dollars to pay for a private lawyer. I had to settle for a public defender. A court ordered lawyer and at this time I’m scared. They’re saying ‘you’re going to get 15 years’ and I’m like no I gotta daughter on the way. Its 2015 and I’m 18 years old.
If you look into the case you’ll see its another case of a minority & youth being under the court system built for failure,” he adds.
Tekashi captioned the post:
“I’m unbothered 💄 I’ll continue to be myself what ever happens happens you can’t fight something built already for you to fail.”
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