Last week, a judge in New York said that controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine would not go to jail for charges stemming from sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl. After pleading guilty to charges of “the use of a child in a sexual performance,” the judge instead sentenced him to four years probation.
The rapper, who’s real name is Daniel Hernandez, has been arrested multiple times since the initial arrest, and in the hearing, prosecutors gave disturbing details of the encounter with the seventh-grader and the video Hernandez posted of it online. His lyrics are also explicit and extremely controversial.
Before the sentencing, Bishop Lamor Whitehead, a New York preacher and community activist, met with the area’s District Attorney and said he would mentor the rapper.
Whitehead also took to Instagram to announce that “He came to the church for prayer and gave [his] life to Jesus! Yes @6ix9ine Accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior!”
Hernandez appeared at “The Peace Conference: Stop The Violence” event at the at the Leaders of Tomorrow Brooklyn Ministry, and sat onstage during the sermon.
Earlier this year, when they were both scheduled to be guests on the Breakfast Club radio show, Hillsong’s Brian Houston laid hands on Hernandez, and prayed for him.