Tekashi 6ix9ine shares video of 'cowardly' attack that left him hospitalised

Tekashi 6ix9ine has spoken out about the ‘cowardly’ beating he received in a bathroom after being ‘jumped’ by multiple people.

The rapper, real name Daniel Hernandez, was allegedly attacked in the bathroom of a Florida gym last week.

He was reported at the time to have suffered injuries to his face in the attack, and was taken to hospital by ambulance as gym staff called both paramedics and police.

His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, told Variety that ‘three or four men’ were responsible for the attack, and insisted he would get his client protection.

Now Hernandez has addressed the situation for the first time, and even shared a clip of the attack to Instagram.

The video shows the rapper on the ground of the bathroom, trying to cover his head as one man holds him down and punches him while two others aim punches and kicks to his head, face and back.


Mala singer Hernandez, who was released from prison in April 2020, said he had been ‘walking around with no security’ for two years and ‘never hid from anything.’

‘You know how many of you people seen me in real life by myself in gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.’

Responding to the alleged attack and the video he shared, Hernandez wrote that it was ‘nothing but cowardly’ but insisted he was ‘not mad this happened.’

‘In the street there’s no rules so I cant say they were wrong. Obviously it wasn’t fair but again the streets has no rules.’

The musician went on to say that he was ‘happy to be here still’ and thanked his fans for their support.

He finished his message with a question: ‘P.S : I never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W???’

The Palm Beach Sheriff Office told TMZ that three men had been arrested in relation to the assault: Rafael Medina Jr, 43, Octavious Medina, 23, and Anthony Maldonado, 25.

In 2019, Hernandez was sentenced to two years in prison over charges that included drug trafficking, racketeering and firearm offences in relation to the musician’s involvement with a gang known as the Nine Trey Bloods.

He cooperated with officials following his arrest, helping land his former associates in prison, previously telling the New York Times in an interview that he ended up testifying against his former gang.

His cooperation meant he was dealt a shorter sentence, eventually being released even earlier due to the Covid-19 pandemic kicking off.

There is no indication the arrested men are related to the New York gang on whom Hernandez gave information to the police.

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