The strange case of Tekashi 6ix9ine famously drew in one member of Harlem's legendary Dipset crew when tape of Jim Jones was played in federal court during the rainbow-haired rapper's testimony. Now, another Diplomat is playing a role in the saga—Cam'ron.
Killa Cam wrote a letter on behalf of Nine Trey member Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack. The letter is dated Jan. 16, 2020 but only became public on Monday (Feb. 10).
Mack was convicted in October of racketeering and narcotics trafficking, in the trial that also convicted 6ix9ine's kidnapper Anthony "Harv" Ellison. Mack is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 24, and his legal team submitted a number of documents to the court on Monday in advance of that event. Included in those documents are 27 letters of support from friends and family, including Cam'ron. The rapper is listed in the documents as "Hip Hop artist and friend [of Mack's] of over 10 years." Mack, his lawyer explains, "has worked as a promoter and manager to artists and entertainment companies." Mack worked as an intern at the Dipset-related company Diplomatic Man, Inc. back in 2014.
In his letter, Cam says that Mack "is a decent person with a good heart." "I believe in him and will lend support which will enable him to become an upstanding part of our community," Cam continues.
Mack faces a recommended sentence of 30 years, but his actual time behind bars will be determined by Judge Paul A. Engelmayer later this month.
You can read Cam'ron's letter in its entirety below.
Dear Judge Engelmayer:
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Mack for the past ten years. Mr. Mack is a good person and has always had morality in his actions. This is why I can assure you that although he has had recent challenges, he is a decent person with a good heart.
I am sure that as long as Mr. Mack receives the support from people around him, he can be quickly rehabilitated. I believe in him and will lend support which will enable him to become an upstanding part of our community.
Thank you for your time and I hope that your decision will lend Mr. Mack the opportunity to repair the actions he may have caused.
To hear more about Tekashi 6ix9ine, check out the Complex and Spotify podcast 'Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story.'