9lokkNine's New Prison Photos Reveal Dramatic Transformation

9lokkNine was hit with a seven-year sentence in late 2021.

BYHayley Hynes

The last time we reported on 23-year-old 9lokkNine was at the end of December 2021. Back then is when he was sentenced to seven years behind bars. The rapper was booked on federal charges of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, as XXL reports. On top of serving time, 9lokk will also be required to live under supervised release and drug treatment for an additional three years and pay $10,416 in restitution.

It's been relatively quiet on his front since he went away. However, on Thursday (May 25), an Instagram fan account dedicated to the artist lit up with some new photos of him. "But You Know I Hold On Staying Strong I Keep My Helmet High 💕🦍," they wrote in the caption. In a series of photos, we see 9lokk kicking it with fellow inmates, all wearing matching sweatsuits and sneakers. The most obvious difference in the young star's appearance is his hair, which he's begun growing into an afro.

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Aside from that, he's also obviously had time to hit the gym in the last year and a half, as his figure is substantially bulkier than before he went away. Apart from the aforementioned charges, 9lokkNine is also accused of allegedly shooting a gun into an Orlando home in July of 2021. For this, he's facing attempted second-degree murder, as authorities believe he was targeting another rapper at the time. A woman and her children were inside at the time, but thankfully, no one was harmed.

At the time, a witness told detectives that the "Crayola artist" wanted to be "the only rapper coming from Orlando. He previously rose to fame with projects like Loyalty Kill Love and Mind of Destruction. While he reportedly landed a deal with Cash Money Records, nothing ultimately came of it before his arrest. Are you surprised by 9lokkNine's transformed appearance? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.