Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager sentenced to 15 years in prison

    Kifano “Shotti” Jordan pled guilty to firearm charges.

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    Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

    According to Pitchfork, Jordan had previously pleaded guilty to two federal weapon counts in March. The Southern District of New York found Jordan liable for one count of firearm possession during a crime and one count of firearm discharge during a crime. Both charges stemmed from two separate 2018 incidents that involved 6ix9ine.

    The first incident occurred on April 3, 2018, when Jordan, 6ix9ine and a few other members from the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods crew robbed a rival gang member. Jordan wielded a gun during that encounter. The second incident took place a few weeks later: Jordan allegedly fired two shots at an individual’s car after the person reportedly provoked him and 6ix9ine with “derogatory comments.” Read the full court statement here

    “I want to apologize to my close friends and my family, especially my sons since I won’t be there for them,” Jordan said during last Friday’s court hearing. “There has been a lot of violence I committed. I take full responsibility. I guarantee you won’t ever see me in court again. I apologize to the victims of my crimes. I apologize to their families.”

    Earlier in February, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to nine counts in his federal case, including racketeering conspiracy, multiple firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking. The “FEFE” rapper also agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in their investigations to lighten his 47-year prison sentence.

    The rapper’s agreement to cooperate with the authorities drew flak from the hip hop community, with the likes of Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent accusing him of snitching. YG even dissed 6ix9ine on a track titled “Stop Snitching.”