Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized Tuesday night after multiple people attacked him in South Florida.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday on social networks that “deputies responded to an incident” at an LA Fitness in Lake Worth, Florida. According to police, there was an altercation between the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernández, and “several people.”
A graphic video obtained by NBC6 South Florida it showed several men cornering and kicking Hernandez in the bathroom. The video also shows the rapper, 26, walking out of the bathroom with a bloody face.
“Fortunately, his injuries are not life-threatening,” the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office added.
Hernandez’s legal representative, Lance Lazzaro, told NBC6 South Florida that the rapper was “attacked in a sauna at a gym by three or four thugs” and tried to fight back. He also sustained injuries to his jaw, ribs and back. TMZ reported Tuesday.
Lazzaro did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment on Wednesday.
The rapper, known for his rainbow hair and hits like “Mala” and “Fefe,” was arrested in 2018 for his association with a violent street gang. He was sentenced to two years in prison after he chose to cooperate with federal prosecutors. He was granted an early release in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19.
Since its release, 6ix9ine has returned to the scenery and his luxurious lifestyle. It also became the subject of the 2021 Hulu documentary. 69: The Danny Hernandez saga.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said detectives are investigating the incident and encouraged people with knowledge of the incident to share more information. through an information line.