New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine suffered a brutal beating by the hands of a gaggle of men while at a South Florida sauna on Tuesday night. A video of the rapper battered and bruised has gone viral showing his face bleeding and swollen while his body also appears bloodied.
The rapper was reportedly rushed to a close-by hospital in an ambulance to receive medical treatment. Details concerning the attack are limited except that the rapper’s attorney Lance Lazzaro confirmed that his client was attached at an LA Fitness sauna on Tuesday.
The boys reportedly attacked the controversial rapper unprovoked, although his lawyer appeared to hint that the attack could also be connected to his 2019 RICO case, where he cooperated with authorities in exchange for less time.
The lawyer said 6ix9ine, who was unarmed and who was not accompanied by security, tried to fight off his attackers, but they outnumbered him and managed to beat him badly.
The incident was reported to the police by staff on the gym while the rapper was taken for immediate medical treatment. Within the meantime, photos of the rapper’s battered face have gone viral on social media showing deep gashes on his cheek while his ears and nose gave the impression to be bleeding and the brow and nose swollen.
In line with TMZ, 6ix9ine sustained injuries to his jaw, ribs, and back. A video by a gym goer shows the artist wearing a black leather sweater and shorts. The rapper accused the person videoing of “jumping” him, however the man filming denied jumping the rapper and said he was a fan. The video also showed one other man stumping and yelling at 69 who was on the bottom.
Within the meantime, the rapper’s lawyer Lazzaro says he will probably be calling federal authorities to get the rapper protection. Nonetheless, he didn’t say whether the attack might have been motivated by the rapper’s decision to cooperate with the feds, which led to several gang members going to jail. The rapper has been called a “snitch,” with many threatening him online with violence for cooperating with authorities.
Despite possibly being a goal in consequence of his cooperation with federal prosecutors, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been actively inviting problems into his life, possibly as a PR move to sell more music and get bookings. He often trolls other rappers within the industry and infrequently times walk around with a great quantity of money and shares his location. In a single video, he was even spotted at a gas station in his Lamborghini without security.
It seems that move might’ve just backfired this time after coming in touch with someone brave enough to confront him physically.