6ix9ine is a free man.

Thee rapper, born Daniel Hernandez) was officially released from federal prison after a Manhattan judge granted his early release on Thursday. (April 2)

For the next five years, Tekashi will be on supervised release and will have to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.


A letter was sent to the judge last month explaining his life was in danger as he is to be considered high risk for the coronavirus due to his asthma. 

“Mr. Hernandez has been complaining to prison officials this week of shortness of breath, but apparently the warden of his facility will not allow Mr. Hernandez to go to the hospital despite the recommendation of the facility’s medical director that Mr. Hernandez be treated by a doctor at a hospital,” his lawyers said at the time.

Inmates across the country have been released early to reduce crowding as COVID-19 infections spread, 3,500 prisoners in California and 900 inmates in New York City jails.

For the next four months the 23-year-old rapper will be wearing a GPS monitor, remain at one  address( approved by his probation officer) and can only leave for medical treatment or if he needs to speak to his attorney.

According to The New York Times, SixNine will not be entering the witness protection program.

“He has no intention of going into witness protection,” said Lazzaro. “He hopes to resume his career.” Takashi’s lawyer told The New York Times.