Tekashi 6ix9ine Update: Plea Deal May Reportedly Lead to Reduced Sentence and Witness Protection

Tekashi 6ix9ine may reportedly escape a 47-year minimum sentence in his federal racketeering trial if he continues to cooperate with the government. The rapper's guilty plea was recently made public and revealed the details of 6ix9ine's confession of participating in a number of crimes for the advancement of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, according to a TMZ report on Sunday.

The Dummy Boy rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, told a judge he helped members of the New York-based gang rob people at gunpoint and helped traffic drugs for the sake of empowering the gang's stronghold throughout Brooklyn and New York City. He also admitted to aiding in the attempted murder of a rival gang member, a New York Times report revealed. "I did this to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Try," 6ix9ine said in court on January 23.

According to the plea deal, 6ix9ine's cooperation in the investigation of Nine Trey has resulted in the U.S. Attorney in the South District of New York's agreement "not to prosecute" him for crimes listed in the nine counts against him. 6ix9ine's revelations regarding crimes he had not yet been charged with will also not be held against him.

There's a possibility 6ix9ine may be eligible for not only a shorter sentence but also witness protection due to the violent nature of crimes against others indicted. "It is understood that the defendant's cooperation is likely to reveal the activities of individuals and that witness protection may be required at a later date," court documents said.

Prosecutors also acknowledged agreements to write a letter requesting the judge to reduce 6ix9ine's sentence for his cooperation in the case, although the 22-year-old's fate will ultimately be up to the judge.

6ix9ine was arrested on a federal indictment along with five other men in November. A number of other men have since been arrested and charged in connection to the gang.

While there were a number of counts listed in the indictment on charges of the organization's racketeering, drug trafficking, armed robbery and murder, 6ix9ine was only charged with nine in court in January, which came with a minimum of 47 years in prison and maximum life sentence.