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10K's Elliot Grainge Explains Why He Gave Tekashi 6ix9ine A New Record Deal

By HHL JT
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All the evidence continues to point to Tekashi 6ix9ine being released from prison when he next appears in court on December 18.

If he is, he will come home right into the arms of a new record deal.

In October, 6ix9ine's former label 10K Projects signed the incarcerated troll rapper -- who had been facing up to 47 years when he flipped -- to a two-album $10 million dollar deal.

10K Projects founder-CEO Elliot Grainge, who is the son of  Universal Music Group chairman-CEO Lucian Grainge, explained his commitment to 6ix9ine in an interview with Variety.

“Tekashi knows how to get under people’s skin,” says Grainge, who remains steadfast in his support of the troubled rapper (busted for dealing heroin, he flipped on his cohorts to help the prosecution). “He is an addictive, charismatic human being — and very intelligent, but he made some unfortunate choices in regard to the people he surrounded himself with. Knowing him like I do, since he was [called] Daniel Hernandez, I wouldn’t be doing a good job as a human, let alone a label head, if I didn’t try to help him. I’m not giving 6ix9ine a second chance, just an opportunity. The rest is up to him. The artist himself has to make those choices.”

When 6ix9ine signed the two-album deal, it was said it was for a Spanish and English language album, but that hasn't been confirmed. 

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