Petition Seeking Tekashi 6ix9ine's Prison Release Reaches 40,000 Signatures
Tekashi 6ix9ine may be facing life in prison if he is convicted of racketeering charges, but fans are hoping a petition will get him released if only for a short while. Fans have reportedly launched a petition in order to convince a judge to release the troubled rapper on bail. Surprisingly, the petition has already garnered more than 40,000 signatures.
The petition's initial goal was 25,000 signatures. After surpassing that number, it was increased to 50,000. Now, the petition is less than 2,000 signatures away from securing its goal.
The petition was reportedly created by TWG Inc. on Saturday (Dec. 29). It's goal is to help free Tekashi so that he can "get back with his family & continue to make great music for his fans while he fights this legal battle."
As previously reported, Tekashi's legal team attempted to get the artist released in time for the holidays, but a judge did not grant the request, stating that the "Fefe" rapper was a possible threat to society and a flight risk. The petition seeks to disprove that notion. "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," the petition adds.
Although unlikely, if the bail is approved, Tekashi's legal team has put together a bail package that is worth $1.5 million.
If you're interested in signing the petition, head over to Change.org here.
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