Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Brutally Assaulted in Miami Gym Bathroom
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly brutally assaulted in a Miami gym bathroom on Tuesday.
The incident occurred around 4 PM when he entered the bathroom at the gym, and a group of men followed him. The men went on to attack him, leaving him with severe injuries.
The rapper, who is 26 years old, was quickly taken to the hospital after the assault. It took place in the bathroom of an LA Fitness gym in southern Florida.
A video uploaded on Twitter shows two men standing over 6ix9ine as he lay on the restroom floor, attempting to shield his head from the punches.
In the footage, you can hear the men screaming at him to keep quiet as one of them kicks him in the stomach while the other punches him in the head.
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Details of the Incident
The assault has left many wondering about the motive behind the attack. Some have speculated that it may be related to the rapper’s past legal troubles, while others have suggested that it could result from a personal dispute.
Miami police are currently investigating the incident and have not released any official statement on the matter.
After a cameraman who identified himself as a fan approached him, 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, emerged from a restroom with a bloody face.
According to TMZ, 6ix9ine’s lawyer stated that the artist was inside a sauna when multiple men assaulted him without any security present.
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Emergency services and the police were notified. The rescuers transported 6ix9ine to a hospital in an ambulance.
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The incident also raises questions about the safety measures at public places like gyms. While many gyms have security cameras and staff to monitor the premises, it is clear that the gyms should do more to ensure the safety of patrons.
A photograph obtained by the outlet depicts the rapper with a red and bloodied face, and he also sustained multiple injuries to his jaw, ribs, and back. This is the second incident involving 6ix9ine to make headlines in less than a week.
According to reports, the staff threw him out of a Miami baseball stadium on Friday after causing a drunken ruckus and disturbing other fans.
6ix9ine and His Troubles
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6ix9ine is known for his controversial persona and legal troubles. He became famous in 2017 with his hit single “Gummo” and quickly became a polarizing figure in the music industry.
He has involvement in multiple legal issues, including firearm possession and racketeering, that could have led to prolonged imprisonment.
Still, he accepted a plea bargain that reduced his sentence. This is in return for assisting the authorities in dismantling his former associates from the Bloods gang.
The prosecutor’s assistant cautioned that the rapper would have to remain cautious for the rest of his life. 6ix9ine was released from prison in 2020 and has since resumed his music career.
It is uncertain if the assault on Tuesday has a connection to his cooperation with the authorities. However, his legal representative told TMZ that he intends to contact the authorities to guarantee adequate protection for his client.