RAPPER Tekashi 6ix9ine has been rushed to the hospital after he was jumped inside a gym sauna by a group of men, his lawyer says.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was reportedly taken from the scene in an ambulance after the attack.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been attacked in a gym in FloridaGettyTekashi 6ix9ine reportedly suffered multiple injuriesGettyThe rapper is a former member of The Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, a gang against whom he gave evidence in exchange for a reduced sentenceMEGA
Lazzaro claimed that the rapper tried fighting the group off but was overwhelmed.
6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69, did not have security with him at the time of the incident, Lazzaro told TMZ.
The gym’s staff were notified of the incident and called for EMS and police.
6ix9ine reportedly suffered injuries to his face, ribs, jaw, and back, TMZ reported.
A shocking video of the incident has surfaced on social media.
The rapper is seen with a bloody face wearing a puffer jacket and shorts.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to LA Fitness for comment.
COMPLEX CRIMINAL HISTORY
6ix9ine first began releasing songs in 2014 and gained mainstream attention for his style of aggressive rap mixed with anime visuals.
He rose to fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut commercial single Gummo which became platinum, but his career has also been blighted by personal and legal issues.
His complex criminal history stems in part from his association with the Nine Trey Gansta Blood gang of New York.
The gang was labeled a “violent city gang” by the US Attorney’s Office.
6ix9ine was arrested in 2018 on racketeering charges.
The rapper was handed a 24-month sentence in 2019 after pleading guilty.
He initially faced at least 47 years in prison over the case, but his guilty plea and testimony against former gang associates saw his sentence reduced as authorities looked to put them behind bars.
He was released in August 2020.
But the rapper ran into trouble again after his release.
6ix9ine was forced to flee the home he was staying in after his address was released online, compromising his safety.
He also reportedly had various security guards with him in the years following his release.
But 6ix9ine said late in 2020 that he did not regret snitching on the gang members.
It’s not yet clear if Tuesday night’s incident was in retaliation for the rapper’s testimony against the gang members, or if it was in any way gang-related.