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Tekashi 6ix9ine released on bail after third attempt

July 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Tekashi 6ix9ine released on bail after third attempt

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In an effort to avoid spending another night in jail, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pleaded with a judge in Manhattan to grant him bail on Thursday.

The face-tattooed rapper rhymer was arrested as he exited a flight from Bosnia, where he was on tour to JFK, on a Texas warrant for failing to appear at a court date to face charges after he reportedly choked one of his fans.

“I’ve been remorseful for my lack of responsibility. In the time I’ve been incarcerated, I’ve learned my lesson to be respectful,” Tekashi, who appeared terrified at the possibility of returning to jail, stated.

“I was not responsible knowing it was that serious of a warrant for a misdemeanor,” he added, confessing that he chose to go on a European tour instead of going to the court date.

However, Justice Ann Scherzer initially declined to release him and shot back, “Even though you think it’s a misdemeanor, it’s a crime.”

The rapper from Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn spoke directly to the jurist after his defense attorney, Ian Niles, could not persuade her, The New York Post reported.

The lawyer had contended Wednesday that his client “will be in danger because of his fame if he’s incarcerated.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine didn’t oppose his extradition and the judge ruled he would have to remain behind bars until July 20th when Texas officials are scheduled to pick him up.

However, he caught a break after Texas authorities reached out to Manhattan prosecutors and asked to have Tekashi returned for his misdemeanor case and the Manhattan judge agreed to release him on $150,000 cash bail.

The rapper, who gained prominence with the hit “Gummo,” has an open case in Brooklyn for assaulting an officer last year.

In 2015, he accepted a sweetheart plea in Manhattan for posting footage on Instagram of him and a friend molesting a 13-year-old.

He entered a guilty plea to one count of the use of a child in a sexual performance in exchange for a probation sentence.

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