American rapper, Tekashi 69 has written a very powerful and emotional letter to the Judge handling his case, begging him for a second chance.

The rapper and some members of his clique were arrested by the FBI last year for being members of the dreaded gang called the Nine Trey Gangsters and were eventually indicted for charges related to racketeering, drug distribution, weapon possession, and conspiracy to commit murder.

In his letter, Tekashi pleaded with the judge handling the case begging him to forgive him and also give him a lighter sentence. The rappers appear to be very remorse and promised to help others so they don’t make the same mistakes he made.

As my sentencing date approaches, I am becoming more and more overwhelmed with emotions. More than anything, I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to express my remorse to you, your Honor, over this situation.”

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. I’m happy that the public was able to witness me dealing with the consequences of my actions because I feel like it sheds a light on what can come from gang affiliation.

I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself when I should have been true to myself and my fans.