Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine banged in gym bathroom
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized after being beaten by a group of men in a bathroom at a Florida gym in a videotaped assault.
The concerned 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was injured in a fight at an LA Fitness in Lake Worth, Fla., authorities said in a press release.
The video shows the rapper on the ground while a man stomps on his ribs. A voice is heard saying, “Take a picture. I want to be famous now.”
After that, someone in the video says “I’m a fan” as the rapper comes out of the bathroom after the attack.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said his injuries were not life-threatening and asked for information about the attack.
The rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told TMZ that several men attacked him without warning while he was in a sauna and that he did not have his security guards with him at the time of the attack. The lawyer said he tried to fight back but there were too many attackers. Gym security heard the fight. The attackers fled and the police were called. The rapper was hospitalized.
In July, his security forces, including a retired New York City police officer, were charged with robbery.
The security team was charged with allegedly chasing a man through Harlem with flashing lights and sirens blaring and robbing him.
“A celebrity entourage is not a police department, and Manhattan is not the Old West,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement.
The charges against Tekashi 6ix9ine’s security team follow the rapper’s years of legal troubles that played out across multiple criminal records.
He pleaded guilty in 2015 to molesting a child in a sexual performance.
Arrested on racketeering charges three years later, Tekashi 6ix9ine testified against members of the Nine Trey gang and was released on house arrest amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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