Tekashi 6ix9ine was finally sentenced in his racketeering case on Wednesday (December 18) at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in New York City.
Due to his cooperation with the federal government, the formerly rainbow-colored hair rapper received two years in prison plus five years supervised release, 300 hours of community service and a $35,000 fine — a far cry from the 37 years he was originally facing.
During the hearing, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer chastised the 23-year-old Brooklynite for his involvement with Nine Trey for nearly an hour and didn’t believe he was an innocent victim, telling him, “I reject the portrait of you as a passive participant.”
6ix9ine’s sentence brings the exhaustive case to a close roughly 13 months after he was arrested alongside his ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan in November 2018.
Naturally, Twitter has something to say. Some are shocked the sentence was so light, while others are surprised he got any additional time at all. Others, well, they are celebrating the perceived slap on the wrist.
Of course, an onslaught of colorful memes also hit Twitter, which Judge Engelmayer said he “appreciated” during the hearing.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Tekashi 6ix9ine only getting less than 4 years for 9 counts of racketeering? pic.twitter.com/k4dmAxW5kw
— 𝕂𝒾𝚍𝕯𝗋𝟷𝖋𝚝🛸 (@iAmKidDr1ft) December 18, 2019
— iExploitz (@iExploitz1) December 18, 2019
Tekashi only got 2 years. Big break https://t.co/LqjM1y9rmf
— buzz (@brothabuzz) December 18, 2019
Tekashi went from facing 47 years to 2 years … wow.
— Forty Dawlurz?! 🥴💵 (@SA_Trackstar) December 18, 2019
Here’s to everyone that was praying Tekashi 6ix9ine would get the 47 years in prison. 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/Za5Dxv2pJo
— bryce (@wastedyouthfoo) December 18, 2019
Tekashi gets two years. Really. pic.twitter.com/dyhDKaGmBx
— Sapphira (@sapphiraem) December 18, 2019
TEKASHI ONLY GOT 2 YEARS? RAT PRIVILEGE IS CRAZY 😂
— HUNGRY JORDAN (@HUNGRYMIKEE) December 18, 2019
The judge to Tekashi 69 after he thought he was getting out today: pic.twitter.com/TxyJ21lhQe
— For The Culture (@FTC__Podcast) December 18, 2019
Everybody is talking about the impeachment, I’m just happy tekashi aint gettin life new TreyWey album 2022 essskeeetitt🤩
— eRa Cam (@Camvro) December 18, 2019
Tekashi 6ix9ine back in his jail cell like pic.twitter.com/VjEJZdJn0a
— Deniśio✊🏿🇰🇪 (@grindin2survive) December 18, 2019
In today's Agenda:
– Karol says she staged kidnapping to be with her gang
– Tekashi 69 is sentenced to two years in prison not released
– Donald Trump is going to be impeached
— XO_Katt🏳️🌈🖤 (@KitKatt0506) December 18, 2019
wow tekashi got REALLY lucky https://t.co/oYhW3ekU5i
— 🧮samir2 (@safroka) December 18, 2019
Tekashi after hearing the verdict pic.twitter.com/X0RmdgLEFe
— dem shits is aiight (@nbrxdrigues) December 18, 2019
Damn, Tekashi 6ix9ine still got 24 months in prison. Even after snitching.
— RazorOnTheTrackBoy!! (@RazorGMC) December 18, 2019
Tekashi in NY when he gets out pic.twitter.com/mm1BKuWzfJ
— UndiscoveredFamousPerson✏ (@SkyIsntDaLimit) December 18, 2019
Judge still took it easy on Tekashi if you as me. Kid's a danger to others and himself, and any experienced grown up knows that.
I had a hunch the Judge wouldn't be swayed by all the media circus and manipulation, and is probably a very normal person like the rest of us.
— AYZ (@Ayz) December 18, 2019
#6ix9ine is the real life Nino Brown. Nino was charged with the same stuff they got Tekashi for, and only received 12 months. Tekashi only gets 2 years.
— B-Ball Guru (@northcyde) December 18, 2019
Sammy the Bull confessed to catching 19 bodies and got 5 years after snitching.
Tekashi got 2 for being the Nine Trey mascot lol #WelcometoAmerica
— PROLIFIC (@R_BankKS) December 18, 2019
Tekashi 6ix9ine: “You letting me go free today?”
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) December 18, 2019
rip tekashi pic.twitter.com/r3qdKqZjMM
— alvin (@privacypf) December 18, 2019