Tekashi 6ix9ine has become a controversial figure in rap music over the years, but now the polarizing "Fefe" musician has returned to the news yet again due to the fact that a specific loophole allows him to keep his Instagram account, despite previously pleading guilty to a charge. 

According to TMZ, 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was faced with "renewed uproar over his criminal record" in the weeks following his release from prison. Previously, he had pleaded guilty to "an array of charges including weapons possession, armed robbery and dealing narcotics, including fentanyl and heroin" in 2019, as reported by Rolling Stone. However, the charge that resulted in the recent public discussion surrounded the fact that he had also pleaded guilty to one count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance when he was 18. 

After leaving the penitentiary earlier this year, some began asking why he had been granted the ability to keep an active Instagram profile due to the fact that Facebook, Instagram's parent company, explicitly states in their terms that sex offenders are banned from using the service. 

Following the renewed concern over his criminal past, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned company agreed to check into the matter. Now, it has been determined that Tekashi has not violated the sex offender policy on either site after reviewing his case. Due to the fact that he was determined to be a "youthful offender," he was looked at in a different light than if he had been convicted as an adult criminal.

As a result, the company did not feel as though he met the criteria for being labeled a sex offender, which coincides with the fact that the "GOOBA" rapper also does not appear on New York's sex offender registry. As stated by TMZ, the Manhattan D.A. confirmed that his 2015 case was adjudicated as a youthful offender. 

Following his initial charge, he later completed various sentencing requirements, which is why the court granted him youthful offender status, states his attorney, Lance Lazzaro. 

Aside from the new decision, Tekashi had also faced other issues prior to his prison release, including a disagreement with clothing company Fashion Nova. However, the news surrounding the rapper has also had hints of positivity, as he recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for "Trollz," his collaboration with Nicki Minaj.