The New York-born hip-hop artist was severely attacked by a group of men at the LA Fitness located in the 8000 block of Lantana Road in Lake Worth on March 21.
AceShowbiz –6ix9ine‘s attackers have been taken into police custody. A little over a week after the New York-born hip-hop artist was severely beaten by a group of men inside a gym sauna in Florida, three men were arrested.
A representative for the Palm Beach Sheriff Office confirmed to TMZ on Thursday, March 30 that detectives rounded up three men, Rafael Medina, 43, Jr., Octavious Medina, 23, and Anthony Maldonado, 25, for assaulting and robbing the “GOOBA” rapper. The suspects were being booked on Thursday evening and processed into county jail.
The gym beatdown left Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, with several injuries. The 26-year-old hip-hop star was taken to a hospital but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, officials said.
6ix9ine was attacked at the LA Fitness located in the 8000 block of Lantana Road in Lake Worth on March 21. Viral surveillance video showed three men standing over the rapper, who was on the floor of the gym’s sauna area. One of the men kicked him and the other lunged forward and hit him. Another video showed the MC after the attack, with blood dripping down his face.
6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro confirmed to TMZ that his client was in the gym without personal security when he was assaulted without warning. The attorney declared that he plans to ask federal authorities to provide protection after the rapper’s testimony helped put his fellow gang members behind bars.
Tekashi, known for his rainbow-colored hair and “69” tattoo on his forehead, previously faced decades in prison as part of a racketeering case in which he was accused of using a violent gang as a “personal hit squad.” Instead, his sentence was reduced to about two years after his testimony against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, earning him a label as a “snitch.”
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