Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly assaulted at an LA Fitness gym in South Florida on Tuesday evening, according to a statement released by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported to the authorities as an altercation that occurred inside the gym, resulting in injuries to the victim, who was later identified as Daniel Hernandez, 6ix9ine’s real name.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the matter.
In a statement to CNN, Lance Lazzaro, an attorney for the rapper, revealed that 6ix9ine was attacked by three or four thugs while in a sauna at the gym, and he tried to fight back. Lazzaro further disclosed that the rapper sustained cuts to his face and bruises, but the perpetrators fled the scene after employees heard the disturbance.
This is not the first time the Brooklyn rapper has had an encounter with the law. In 2019, he pleaded guilty to charges related to gang activity in New York and was sentenced to two years in prison. However, his sentence was reduced after he cooperated with federal investigators and provided information about his former gang associates.
The incident at the gym has once again brought 6ix9ine into the spotlight, and his fans are eagerly waiting to hear his side of the story. Meanwhile, the investigation continues, and the authorities are expected to release more information in due course.