After being ambushed by a group of attackers in a South Florida gym’s restroom on Tuesday, Tekashi 6ix9ine was transported to the hospital.
The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, sustained bruises and facial injuries, according to his attorney Lance Lazzaro.
When the rapper tried to defend himself, according to Lazzaro, three or four more people attacked him and beat him up both inside and outside the sauna at the LA Fitness club. Lazzaro claimed he had wounds and bruises on his face.
The lawyer claimed that as soon as the staff noticed the disturbance, the culprits fled.
Lazzaro claims that South Florida police were informed, and an ambulance was sent to transport Hernandez to a nearby hospital. If the rapper is still receiving medical care is not yet known.
In April 2020, Hernandez was granted release from a federal prison, and according to Lazzaro, he wants to ensure that he is given some protection.
Hernandez was detained in 2019 and sentenced to two years in jail for his involvement in the Nine Trey Bloods gang on nine counts, including racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearm offenses.
Hernandez’s sentence was shortened after he helped federal agents imprison his friends. The rapper was released early due to COVID-19 worries after a judge described to him as a “model prisoner.”
In a video that was posted on Twitter, one of Hernandez’s attackers can be heard shouting, “Take a photo. I’m going to start getting famous. In another video, Hernandez can be seen exiting the gym while still bleeding.
According to numerous media accounts, Hernandez was reportedly taken from a Miami baseball stadium on Friday because he was intoxicated and agitating the crowd.