Footage reveals Tekashi 6ix9ine attackers entering gym before beating
March 23, 2023 | 11:35 a.m
New surveillance footage shows the terrifying moment a group of unidentified men entered a Florida gym shortly before beating up rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine on Tuesday night.
Video obtained by TMZ shows a man talking on his phone inside the LA Fitness Facility in Palm Beach before opening the door for a second man.
One of the attackers appears bald with a large beard and wearing black. The second is wearing a black t-shirt and shorts with a zipper around the neck.
The pair then chat briefly with the desk attendant before heading to the bathrooms, where they reportedly bump into Tekashi 6ix9ine – who is notorious for coming off decades behind bars in 2019 by digging up his former Bloods bandmates in a trial in Manhattan.
Another clip from inside the facility shows the couple along with a third suspected attacker, who is also wearing black.
Video footage of the attack released on Tuesday night showed the men towering over the rapper, 26, as he tried in vain to fend off the blows.
The gruesome footage was obtained by TMZ after the attack.TMZ.com
One of the men can be heard shouting at the musician to “shut the fk up” as the other punches him in the stomach.
The bleeding ‘Gooba’ rapper – whose real name is Daniel Hernandez – was able to get out of the toilet before eventually being taken by ambulance to hospital.
According to TMZ, the Bushwick native suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs and back. A photo obtained by the media shows his battered and bloodied face.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was bloodied and bruised in the seemingly random attack.TMZ
Palm Beach detectives are reportedly investigating the incident.
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told NBC Miami that the attackers, who have not been caught, fled when employees heard the commotion.
The bizarre attack happened just days after the rapper was kicked out of a Miami baseball stadium for a drunken brawl.
In 2019, Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years behind bars for racketeering and other charges stemming from his role in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
The footage shows two of the men entering the gym.TMZ.com The front desk clerk apparently did not see the men go to the bathroom area.TMZ.com
He narrowly avoided a longer sentence after making a risky deal by becoming a prosecution witness in the case. There was a chance for him to enter witness protection after serving his time, but he decided to decline the defense in hopes of resuming his rap career.
Four years ago, in 2015, the musician was sentenced to four years’ probation and 1,000 hours of community service on child pornography charges after he shared a video of a 13-year-old girl performing a sexual act.
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