Tekashi 6ix9ine was hospitalized this week for wounds suffered during a fight. The 26-year-old was reportedly jumped in a gym in Florida.
TMZ reports that the Brooklyn rapper was approached by a group of men while inside a sauna at a South Florida LA Fitness location on Tuesday (March 21). The “GUMMO” rapper was attacked and tried to fight the men off, but was ultimately outnumbered and beaten down badly per a report from his attorney Lance Lazzaro. Notably, the polarizing artist did not have security with him while at the fitness center.
Footage of the beatdown surfaced online, showing the Dummy Boy rapper lying on the ground while being punched and kicked. “Bi**h a**! Clown a** ni**a!” one of his attackers yelled. “Take a picture! I want to be famous now, ni**a!” Whoever recorded the video was seemingly involved as well, as their caption read “King Sh*t we caught 6ix9ine slipping f**k a rat ADR not on our hood.”
The “rat” terminology alludes to 6ix9ine throwing the Nine Trey Gangstas under the bus in court, subsequently sending them to prison.
Another video that circulated the internet showed Tekashi after the attack, with his face bloodied and swollen. “They jumped me,” he says while a fan records. TMZ also shared photos of his injuries; cuts and blood appear on his forehead, cheek, nose, ear, and upper lip. Reportedly, 6ix9ine also suffered injuries to his back, jaw, and ribs.
Evidently, his attackers weren’t as gracious as Funk Flex back in January. The legendary radio DJ “unbanned” 6ix9ine from radio play after Gunna took an Alford plea in the YSL RICO case. “WHAT EVERYONES OPINION?” Flex wrote in an Instagram post.
“FOR ME IM NO LONGER NOT ‘NOT’ PLAYING 6IX9INE MUSIC ANYMORE! (SPEAKING FOR MYSELF ONLY) OBVIOUSLY ACCORDING TO REPORTS… ?????? THE TREND AMONGST ALOT OF CURRENT RAPPERS (SINCE AND BEFORE 6IX 9INE) CONSIST OF COOPERATING AND TESTIFYING!”