Tekashi 6ix9ine in being held behind bars while he awaits trial for racketeering charges. His date is set for September, leaving the rapper to serve close to a year of prison time before receiving an official conviction. His legal team is said to have been preparing a second attempt to secure bail, gathering materials to present to the judge including $1.5 million. It seems like other avenues are being explored as well. A petition was launched via Change.org asking Judge Paul A. Engelmayer to allow the entertainer to be released at least temporarily.
The campaign, initiated by a group named TWG Inc., describes its intention as follows:
This petition is made in regards to Hip Hop international Artist Daniel Hernandez stage name (Tekashi 69) His Family , Fans , Friends & Supporters hope that the judge can grant this young man bail so he can get back with his family & continue to make great music for his fans while he fights this legal battle. Let’s show that this Rainbow hair rapper is a non threat to any community but is loved for all that he has done & the positive impact he has on others. We thank everyone for your love & support
An hour after the petition became active, 6ix9ine’s girlfriend Jade hopped on social media to inform her following of its existence. Her Instagram post garnered a similar number of engagements to those of the actual petition, which brought in over 21k signatures within 13 hours.