A gangster who tried to shoot Chief Keef in the middle of Times Square in New York on behalf of Tekashi 6ix9ine is asking for mercy when he is sentenced in November.
Kintea “Kooda B” McKenzie wrote a lengthy letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer and apologized for his reckless behavior with Tekashi 6ix9ine and the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Kooda B is hoping the judge will take it easy on him when he is sentenced to prison in November.
Kooda B, who says he’s a rapper and a dancer, claims he became enamored with Tekashi 6ix9ine after the rainbow-haired rapper made a song named after him.
“I allowed myself to look up to and listen to someone with more success and fame. That was not the right thing to do,” Kooda explained to Judge Engelmayer. “I regret it and it won’t happen again. I thought he was a good friend. I was excited that he named a song after me.”
“I didn’t realize there were guns in the video until watching it. I immediately let him know I don’t attend videos with guns. l have kids that are inspired by me,” Kooda B claimed.
Ironically, Kooda B claimed that prior to his arrest with Tekashi 6ix9ine he visited over 30 elementary schools in New York, to promote anti-violence messages.
“I know it made no sense for me to do what Tekashi asked when I had been working in anti-violence,” Kooda B said. Kooda B, who has already spent almost a year locked up, says he’s had enough of prison already.
“I also had long talks with older men that’s been serving life sentences since their teens. I thought about my father that’s been in and out of jail my whole life… I said to myself l don’t wanna be like this man or my father. This situation hurt me. l haven’t seen my grandmother who raised me in a long time. She had surgery in both her eyes. I don’t wanna be away from my family any longer,” Kooda B reflected.
It is doubtful Kooda B’s gut-wrenching letter will have any sway over Judge Engelmayer.
In November of 2018, the Feds indicted Tekashi 6ix9ine, his manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, Kooda B, and nine other members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods for selling drugs and committing a number of high-profile shootings around New York City.
Kooda B has already pleaded guilty to taking a shot at Chief Keef, and Tekashi 6ix9ine testified that gave Kooda $10,000 out of a $20,000 bounty to carry out the hit.
In April, Judge Engelmayer released Kooda B from the Metropolitan Correctional Center because he was at an elevated risk of catching the coronavirus behind bars because he is asthmatic, like his former buddy Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Earlier this month, Judge Engelmayer ordered Kooda B back to prison, after he was caught on camera hosting a party with a group of alleged Nine Trey gang members at his Brooklyn apartment shortly after regaining his freedom.
Judge Engelmayer said he was seriously considering giving Kooda B more time than the 4.5 years he is already facing in prison.
“Based on this dishonorable conduct, it is considering varying at sentencing above the guidelines range of 46-57 months imprisonment that the parties have agreed is applicable and from which each before this episode had agreed not to seek a variance,’ Judge Engelmayer wrote.