American rapper, Daniel Hernandez, popularly known as 6ix9ine or Tekashi69 has explained why he snitched on his gang members for a lighter sentence.
6ix9ine was sentenced in December after he testified against members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang.
The deal earned him leniency from charges that could have subjected him to a mandatory minimum 37 years in prison for crimes that included orchestrating a shooting in which an innocent bystander was wounded.
U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer ordered the release of Tekashi 6ix9ine on April 2, calling for him to serve the last four months of his two-year sentence at an undisclosed location over concerns that the rapper who has asthma, would be at risk of Coronavirus in federal prison.
However in an Instagram live chat which had over 2 million viewers, Tekashi addressed being labeled a snitch after testifying against his gang members during the trial.
Firing back at those who questioned his loyalty, he wondered where the loyalty was when his gang members were sleeping with his baby mama, beating him up and sharing the video on social media, trying to kidnap his mother and also calling a rival gang to kill him.
The 24-year-old rapper described himself as a living legend as he pointed out that many people thought it was over for him after he snitched on his gang members.