It's been a long year for Tekashi 6ix9ine.

In February, the rapper, whose real name is David Hernandez, pleaded guilty to all the charges against him surrounding his alleged criminal activities with the Nine Trey Blood gang. Now, 10 months later, he's about to find out what the consequences of those actions are, but not before issuing a heartfelt letter to New York Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.

"I find it difficult to find the right words to express what my life has been like for the last year," Hernandez wrote. "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. While I have been incarcerated, I have had time to reflect on the recklessness and foolishness of my decisions… I’m happy that the public was able to witness me dealing with the consequences of my actions because I feel like it sheds a light on what can come from gang affiliation. I know that this is part of the plan that God has for me and I am confident that I am ready to face this thing head on."

"I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans," he continued. "I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to."

Tekashi's sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18, and he faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years for possession of firearms and racketeering charges but cooperated with the government in an effort to reduce his time behind bars. His testimony led to the conviction of several Nine Trey gang members, which has the rainbow-haired artist hopeful he will be released soon. So soon, in fact, that the 23-year-old is apparently already planning his career comeback.

"It looks like he will be making music right away when he comes home. He already contacted a young NYC producer, and someone purchased two beats for him," a music insider revealed in October.

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Rapper Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez, in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse on Aug. 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Bob Levey