Tekashi 6ix9ine was robbed and severely beaten by a group of men inside a South Florida gym sauna, according to reports.
The rainbow-haired rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was picked up by an ambulance and hospitalized after the violent attack. He suffered injuries to his ribs, jaw and backhis attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told TMZ.
Pictures of Tekashi severely beaten show his swollen face, which is also covered in cuts and bruises.
The 26-year-old musician was attacked by multiple people inside an LA Fitness gym on Tuesday. A video shared on social networks shows a couple of men hovering over Tekashi, who is curled up on the groundtrying to protect his face from the continuous blows.
In another clip posted on Twitter, one of the attackers can be heard saying: “Take a picture. I’m going to be famous now.”
Another video shows the rapper leaving the gym covered in blood.
Lazzaro said the “Gooba” rapper tried to fight back and fight back, but noticed he was outnumbered and was quickly overpowered.
Tekashi had no security with him at the time of the attack, and all of his attackers fled when the gym employees noticed the disturbance. Police and EMS were then called to the scene, TMZ reported.
Lazzaro said he would make sure the artist gets some kind of protection in the future, citing Tekashi’s previous legal drama. The rapper was sentenced to two years in prison in 2019 on nine charges, including racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms offenses in connection with his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang. He was granted a reduced sentence for cooperating with federal officials and helping to jail his associates.
Tekashi was finally released in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with the judge declaring that he had been a “model prisoner”.