Less than a week before he’s set to be sentenced on federal charges, 6ix9ine asks a judge for a second chance. He also makes a surprising revelation about how he actually felt about his arrest.

In a letter XXL obtained on Thursday (Dec. 12), 6ix9ine, who pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and firearms charges in January, says he’s grateful to the government and he felt the walls closing in on him at the time of his arrest.

"I had a feeling of relief when I was arrested by the Government because I felt stuck like the gang had control of my life and that I would never be able to escape their grip," he writes. "I needed to do something before it was too late."

In another part of the letter, the Brooklyn rapper, who dropped his Dummy Boy album last year, reflects on the decisions he made in his past and claims that one of his co-defendants in his racketeering case had "sexual relations" with the mother of his child and that they were stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his pockets. He also takes responsibility for his current predicament.

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"I realize that I placed myself in this position with the choices that I made," he writes. "I know that I am not a victim because my actions contributed to this mess. I have had plenty of time to reflect and since the time of my arrest I have asked myself, 'Are you remorseful because of what happened or because you were caught?'"

The letter comes shortly after prosecutors recommended a lighter sentence for the "Fefe" rapper. They say 6ix9ine provided ample information for their investigations into members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Because of his cooperation, prosecutors say the judge should consider a lighter sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e) and the factors set forth in Section 5K1.1(a)(1)–(5) of the Guidelines. Those guidelines stipulate that the judge can give lighter sentences to people who provide satisfactory assistance to the government in their federal cases.

6ix9ine is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18.

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