The Rapper, real name Daniel HernandezAfter his release from federal prison in April, he took six months off to record music and post it online to focus on himself.
In January 2019, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to nine crimes, including blackmail conspiracies, firearms charges, drug trafficking and violent crimes in favor of extortion.
He was sentenced to two years in prison after agreeing to cooperate with law enforcement agencies. He testified against several members of his Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, which led to it other arrests.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hernandez was allowed to serve the last four months of his sentence at home.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy, gun allegations and drug trafficking.
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During the “home detention” he was subject to GPS monitoring and could only leave the premises for necessary medical treatment or to visit his legal advisor – which must first be approved by the probation department.
The musician admitted that during this time he “just ate and ate constantly”.
“The real reason I left Instagram and MUSIC for 6 months is because September was the biggest I’ve ever gotten.” Hernandez explained. “I weighed 204 pounds and have been through a lot in life.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine was able to serve the last four months of the prison sentence at home because of the pandemic.
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“I told myself to put the music aside and focus on myself, and here I am 60 pounds lighter today at 140 [pounds]he told the fans.
“IN LIFE everyone needs a break, in the chaos of everything that is going on in your life, tell yourself ‘I control what happens in my life,'” he added. “Don’t let anyone tell you that things you want are not possible, that’s WRONG! YOU WANT IT TO BE ABLE TO GET IT! OWN ST! !!!!”
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report.