6ix9ine claims he has found the silver lining in his federal racketeering case: It helped him escape gang life.
According to a legal letter obtained by Page Six, the 23-year-old rapper expressed remorse over his actions that led up to his 2018 arrest.
6ix9ine told Manhattan federal court judge Paul Engelmayer he has spent the last year behind bars reflecting on his time with the Nine Trey street gang, which he allegedly joined about two years ago.
“I find it difficult to find the right words to express what my life has been like for the last year,” he wrote in the letter. “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 … I wake up every morning asking myself was it worth it? I know that my life will never be the same but hopefully this change will be for the better because beyond all of this, I still consider myself a role model to millions of people as an artist, a celebrity, and as a human being.”
The rapper goes on to say that he believes his highly publicized case will serve as a cautionary tale about the consequences of gang life, and discourage young people from affiliating with criminal organizations.