The attorney of Tekashi 6ix9ine has penned a letter to a judge asking that the rapper be released from prison early so that the star doesn't catch coronavirus in prison.

TMZ obtained the letter, which claims that Tekashi suffers from asthma, which is a pre-existing condition. Lance Lazzaro also wrote that Tekashi was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis late last year and was hospitalized for treatment.

Lazzaro also claims that the rapper has already been suffering from shortness of breath, but that they will not let him see a medic.

Tekashi is expected to be released from prison on August 2nd after he snitched on his former gang members in exchange for a lighter sentence. Tekashi was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of federal racketeering, weapons-related offenses, and conspiracy. 

He reportedly plans to begin recording music as soon as he is released from prison.