It’s been months since Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine counts of racketeering, firearms offenses, and drug trafficking back in February.
The rapper now says he felt relieved after his arrest in a legal letter obtained by Page Six in which the Bushwick, New York 1996 born expressed remorse over his actions that led to his arrest.
He told Manhattan federal court judge Paul Engelmayer he has spent the last year behind bars reflecting on his time with the Nine Trey street gang, which he allegedly joined about two years ago.
“I find it difficult to find the right words to express what my life has been like for the last year,” he wrote in the letter. “It honestly feels like my world is crashing down. There is no excuse, no justification and no apology good enough in this world to explain my crimes … I wake up every morning asking myself was it worth it? I know that my life will never be the same but hopefully this change will be for the better because beyond all of this, I still consider myself a role model to millions of people as an artist, a celebrity, and as a human being.”
The rapper also says he hopes his publicized case will help young people to think twice before affiliating with gangs or criminal organizations.
“I had a feeling of relief when I was arrested by the Government because I felt stuck, like the gang had control of my life and that I would never be able to escape their grip. I needed to do something before it was too late,” he continued.
6ix9ine also went on to apologize for the hurt he has caused, saying he was remorseful not because he got caught, but because of his illegal activity.
“I’m truly sorry for the hard that I’ve cause,” he wrote. “If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”
Read the full letter Here.