Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized after being attacked while at the gym.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was attacked while in a gym sauna in Florida on Tuesday. The rapper was rushed to the hospital following the attack at an LA Fitness in South Florida.
6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro told TMZ that the raper was already inside the sauna when he was jumped by several men. He did not have security with him at the time.
A video has surfaced of the events. 6ix9ine attempted to fight off the men but there was a large number of them. Staff at the gym heard the noise before a manager called the police. Tekashi was transferred to the hospital in an ambulance.
“He had cuts to his face and bruises. Employees heard the disturbance and the perpetrators fled. Police in South Florida were called and he was transported via ambulance to a local hospital,” Lazzaro said in a statement.
In photos, you can see blood on the rapper’s face. He suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs, and back.
In 2019, Tekashi 6ix9ine, who’s real name is Daniel Hernandez, was facing decades in prison on racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearm charges. He took a plea deal that lowered his sentence to two years in 2019 after helping feds take down former associates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. Hernandez was released early after one year.
At this time, it is unknown if the attack on Tuesday was related to the rapper’s previous case. Lazzaro told TMZ that he will be in touch with the police to make sure that 6ix9ine gets proper protection.
Incidents Of Gym Violence
The gym is a public place where anyone can enter and incidents of violence have become commonplace.
In February, NPC bodybuilder Nashali Alma was training in the gym in her apartment complex when she let a man into the facility. Moments later, a man approached Alma and began touching her. The security footage shows the man aggressively pursuing Alma before she was able to fight him off.
Alma was able to get away from the man, who was later arrested. He was caught after attempting to do the same to another woman the next day.
Joey Swoll has become a huge advocate of speaking against toxic gym culture. He has built a social media profile that shares videos defending those who might not have the platform to do so. He has gained popularity because of the work he does on his social media accounts.