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Why I don't support Tekashi 6ix9ine

Internets, I didn't have any use for Tekashi 6ix9ine to begin with, but I don't have any less use for

Life in a Shanty Town

December 20 · Issue #156 · View online
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I didn’t have any use for Tekashi 6ix9ine to begin with, but I don’t have any less use for him now that he’s succeeded in sending an entire street gang to prison.
I don’t think it’s right to tattle on people you committed crimes with, but that becomes a moot point if the people you committed crimes with are ripping you off.
Tekashi 6ix9ine wasn’t morally obligated to protect people who were extorting him, and anyway, the gang he was running with should have had more sense than to try to take advantage of someone who wasn’t “from the community.”
It was announced the other day that 6ix9ine has been sentenced to two years behind bars for a number of crimes he committed while running with the Nine Trey Bloods, or whatever his gang was called, including offering one of his weed carriers/fellow gang members $30,000 to shoot at Chief Keef, while being filmed by TMZ.
He’s already been locked up for 13, so if my math is correct that means he’s only got 11 more months to serve. He’ll be out by Thanksgiving 2020, just in time to chow down on delicious canned cranberry sauce, if Mexicans eat that on Thanksgiving (they do if they know what’s good for them), if not before then.
There was speculation, stemming from a tweet by OnSmash, that 6ix9ine would be sentenced to time served and released immediately. They claimed to have received info from someone at Universal Music, i.e. the TIs themselves.
You’ll recall that the white guy who managed 6ix9ine, who I’m sure didn’t have to share his cut of the rapper’s income with the Bloods, is the son of the top guy at Universal Music. He may have been able to pull some strings and get 6ix9ine what amounts to a slap on the wrist.
He’s got a lot of money tied up in this. He can’t have that put on hold just because the Barclay’s Center got shot. He’s probably related to the people who own Barclay’s Bank. I’m sure they’d understand. (They can discuss this at the next meeting of the Bilderberg Group, if necessary.)
Dog whistle alert! LOL
Someone from OnSmash, which I believe is run by low-level industry people (hence their access to Trey Songz exclusives), may have misheard someone from Universal Music when they said that 6ix9ine’s lawyers were requesting that he be sentenced to time served.
Anyone who’s seen half an episode of Law and Order: SVU, on mute, in the waiting room at the Missouri Division of Employment Security (i.e. the best place to see it), knows that the judge doesn’t share his verdict with someone from the perp’s record label two days before he announces it in the court room!
I kinda figured the judge would give 6ix9ine an additional year, just so he can’t be seen as having sentenced someone who was involved in multiple violent, gun-related crimes to, essentially, no time at all.
Arguably, the time he spent awaiting trial shouldn’t count since, a lot of times, if you can talk someone into putting their house up as collateral, you don’t even have to spend that time in jail.
Even this additional year 6ix9ine won’t have to spend in Federal Pound Me in the Ass Prison. They can’t have him anywhere near the rest of the gangbangers, since he ratted out so many people.
When Ja Rule was locked up, they had him in some country club prison with a buncha older white guys, including Bernie Madoff. That may have been where he came up with the idea for the Fyre Festival.
I won’t be listening to a single thing 6ix9ine drops when he gets out, but only because I don’t have any respect for young musicians, not because I’m upset that he single-handedly dismantled New York’s fake version of the Bloods.
Take it easy on yourself,

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