The verdict is in as rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to two years in prison for racketeering and illegal use of firearms. The Brooklyn native cooperated with the prosecutors after pleading guilty on the charge.

According to the New York Times, Judge Paul Engelmayer gave his verdict after looking through his testimony and the information he provided to the authorities against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The rapper was given praise for his cooperation as well as credit for the 13 months time served for his previous charges back in 2018.

Tekashi was given a plea deal of testifying against his fellow gang members in February this year to lessen his sentence. However, his time served prior to his sentencing and helping the authorities wasn’t enough for the charges he faces now. Other than racketeering and firearms possession, the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was also charged with nine counts for conspiracy, drug offenses, and drug trafficking.

The case that Tekashi helped solve was for Chief Keef shooting in Times Square last year. The 23-year-old artist was found at the scene with the Bloods gang in a shootout against their rivals, which occurred in June 2018.

The judge ruled that even though he wasn’t responsible for the shootings, he was part of it. "In my judgment, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be going free today," the judge said.

The social media artist was originally facing up to 47 years in prison before taking his plea deal within 24 hours of his arrest. Tekashi asked the judge for a second chance to correct the wrongs he has caused. Many of his fans have sent letters to support the artist in his decision. Once released, Tekashi will have to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a fine of $35,000.

Tekashi is due for sentencing on Jan. 24, 2020.

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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
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