Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was attacked by a group of men while he was at a gym in Florida. He was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident.
On Tuesday evening, a man in his twenties was assaulted by a group of other men while he was in the sauna at a LA Fitness gym.
His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, claims that the hip-hop star did his best to defend himself but was ultimately outnumbered by his assailants and “beaten to a pulp” before the perpetrators fled the scene.
At the time of the assault, Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was not accompanied by any security personnel.
After hearing the commotion, the manager of the facility called the appropriate authorities, including police and ambulance personnel, to the location where the incident occurred.
According to sources close to the situation, he suffered injuries not only to his jaw but also to his ribs and back during the assault.
The next step, according to his attorney, is for him to get in touch with the relevant federal authorities and urge them to beef up the level of security in the aftermath of the attack.
A video of the assault has been shared on social media, in which it can be seen that two men attacked the musician while he was lying on the floor of the gym. They punched and kicked him.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was seen in a second clip exiting the sauna and making his way back to the main area of the fitness center while he had blood all over his face.
At this time, it is not possible to determine whether or not the incident was related to his previous legal problems.
After being convicted of racketeering in 2019, the rapper was given the opportunity to be released from federal prison earlier than expected in the year 2020.
A number of charges, such as racketeering, attempted murder, possession of a firearm, and assault with a weapon, had been brought against him previously.
Hernandez was accused of committing a number of crimes while a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, and he was facing a minimum sentence of 47 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison in connection with the case.
On the other hand, he was able to negotiate a plea deal and agreed to testify against multiple members of the gang.