Thousands have already showed their support.
Tekashi 6ix9ine in being held behind bars while he awaits trial for racketeering charges. His date is set for September, leaving the rapper to serve close to a year of prison time before receiving an official conviction. His legal team is said to have been preparing a second attempt to secure bail, gathering materials to present to the judge including $1.5 million. It seems like other avenues are being explored as well. A petition was launched via Change.org asking Judge Paul A. Engelmayer to allow the entertainer to be released at least temporarily.
The campaign, initiated by a group named TWG Inc., describes its intention as follows:
This petition is made in regards to Hip Hop international Artist Daniel Hernandez stage name (Tekashi 69) His Family , Fans , Friends & Supporters hope that the judge can grant this young man bail so he can get back with his family & continue to make great music for his fans while he fights this legal battle. Let’s show that this Rainbow hair rapper is a non threat to any community but is loved for all that he has done & the positive impact he has on others. We thank everyone for your love & support
An hour after the petition became active, 6ix9ine's girlfriend Jade hopped on social media to inform her following of its existence. Her Instagram post garnered a similar number of engagements to those of the actual petition, which brought in over 21k signatures within 13 hours.