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Latest Update On Tekashi 6ix9ine Early Release Due To Coronavirus

Here is the latest update on Tekashi’s possible early release from prison to the coronavirus pandemic which could affect the young rapper due to his health.

Federal judge Paul Engelmayer denied an early release of Tekashi 6ix9ine on Wednesday March 25th, as the rapper will continue to serve his sentence in prison.

Attorney, Lance Lazzaro wrote a letter to the judge on Sunday night (March 22), explaining the health risk 6ix9ine could be facing. Outlining 6ix9ine’s asthma and previous health issues.

Tekashi 6ix9ine (Photo by Frank Hoensch)

In late 2019 Tekashi was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis and was eventually hospitalize for treatment. Lazzaro also explains that Tekashi has been denied access to a doctor despite his recent complaints about experiencing shortness of breath.

With that being said, Judge Paul Engelmayer denied the request, but he did state that if he had known about the coronavirus back in December 2019, when Tekashi was sentenced, he would have taken Tekashi’s health into consideration.

According to reports Judge Engelmayer would have ordered home confinement instead. With this order Tekashi would have served his time at home with either a curfew or a 24-hour-a-day lock down.

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The controversial Hip Hop artist is already slated to be released from prison on August 2nd. Lance Lazzaro confirmed to Complex via text message about 6ix9ine release date of August 2, 2020. More on Tekashi 69 release from prison here.


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