It appears Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s biological father is going to assume a larger role in his post-prison life.
After appearing at his son’s sentencing on Wednesday (December 18), Daniel Hernandez Sr. claimed he wants to repair his relationship with the embattled rapper.
“[6ix9ine should] try to start over again, [have a] new life,” Hernandez said in a video captured by blogger A.R. “He got money. He got million[s]. Why he had to do stuff that is not worth it? I will sit down with him and put him straight.”
Hernandez attempted to speak during 6ix9ine’s sentencing, however, Judge Engelmayer denied his request, saying they were out of time. Hernandez, who has reportedly been estranged from 6ix9ine since 2005, added it was “beautiful” to see his son in court.
“I feel glad that he’s safe in there,” 6ix9ine’s father noted. “You know what I mean? Because there’s nothing gonna happen. Outside, you know they’re going to try to kill [him] because of all the stuff that he was saying … It’s a scary situation. He’s a target, he’s a target. He can’t even hide. His face, his tattoos, ’69’ — he ain’t going nowhere.”
Following a lengthy racketeering case, 6ix9ine was ultimately sentenced to 24 months in prison — 13 of which he has already served — with five years of supervised release. He’s expected to be released in late 2020 and will also have to complete 300 hours of community service plus pay a $35,000 fine.