DISGRACED rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been rushed to hospital after being brutally jumped by a gang of men.
The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was attacked inside a South Florida gym on March 21 – here’s everything we know so far.
GettyDaniel Hernandez was beaten up inside a bathroom of the LA Fitness gym[/caption]
What happened to Tekashi 6ix9ine?
Tekashi 6ix9ine was rushed to hospital by ambulance following a vicious attack by a gang of men.
Daniel Hernandez’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, confirmed the rapper suffered facial injuries and bruising.
“He had cuts to his face and bruises”, he said.
It has also been reported he sustained injuries to his jaw, ribs and back.
Mr Lazzaro stated three or four men jumped Tekashi before police were called to the scene after staff heard the commotion.
Who jumped Tekashi 6ix9ine?
Identities of the men who jumped the 26-year-old are not yet known, or have not yet been released.
GettyIt has been reported he sustained injuries to his face, jaw, ribs and back.[/caption]
His lawyer is reportedly requesting his client be given more security by the federal authorities.
This comes after Tekashi gave evidence against accused members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang when he was facing a 47-year life sentence for racketeering, attempted murder, armed robbery, carrying a firearm, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
He also pleaded guilty to “the use of a child in a sexual performance” after posting a video in 2015.
He struck a deal with prosecutors to help convict gang members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah Mack – with the judge describing the move as “unprecedented.”
6ix9ine said late in 2020 that he did not regret snitching on the gang members.
The judge handed him a two-year sentence, 13 months of which he served in prison.
Hernandez was eventually released from jail after concerns his asthma would be a health risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
He was let out in April 2020 but had to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement.
But the rapper ran into trouble again after his release.
6ix9ine was forced to flee the “safe house” he was staying in after his address was leaked online, compromising his safety.
It is not known whether this latest attack on the rapper is connected with any of his legal battles.
What does the video of Takesshi 6ix9ine show?
The shocking footage shows one bald man standing over the rapper before stamping on his rib area.
Tekashi tries to put his legs up in self defense but is pulled up by his collar and kneed in the face by another man.
The 26-year-old gets back up after the assault with his face covered in blood, walks out of the bathroom and exits through the gym.
Hernandez is an American rapper from New York who first found viral fame by uploading tracks to SoundCloud.
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.
The rapper has a complex criminal history, and is associated with the Nine Trey Gansta Blood gang of New York – labelled a “violent city gang” by the US Attorney Office.
NYPDA judge handed Hernandez a two-year sentence, 13 months of which he served in prison[/caption]