The Manhattan Criminal Court judge who spared Tekashi 6ix9ine prison time and gave him probation as an alternative, now regrets her decision.
Earlier this year, the Brooklyn rapper violated his probation by getting into an altercation with a young man in Houston. The probation itself stems from Tekashi being arrested in 2015 and charged with using a child in a sexual performance.
The October probation ruling was handed down by Judge Felicia A. Mennin, who also said Tekashi had to stay away from gang members and not be arrested during his probationary period. At the time, he was facing 1-3 years in prison.
But since then, the 22-year-old has gotten into a bunch of trouble, hence Mennin’s regret.
In May, for example, he got into a physical altercation with a young man in Houston. Then in that same month, he was charged with assaulting a police officer after his vehicle was stopped.
Plus, merely hours after the judge gave Tekashi probation, one of the people in his crew got shot in front of a Manhattan restaurant.
Ye was actually on the scene at the time of the shooting and Nicki was on her way. The incident also comes days after Tekashi got into a heated war of words with YG and YG’s affiliate Slim 400.
But despite all of that, Mennin says it’s not her fault the rapper isn’t locked up, because the plea deal was set up by the presiding judge before her.
“Although Judge Mennin was the sentencing judge, the long-standing plea agreement was agreed to by the presiding judge at the time, and the other parties involved,” said Lucian Chalfen, her spokesperson.