US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine had to be rushed to the hospital on Tuesday night over injuries he sustained after being attacked and savagely beaten by a group of men inside a gym in South Florida.
6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told TMZ that the rapper was inside the sauna on Tuesday, March 21, at an LA Fitness when he was attacked by some guys without warning.
Lazzaro says 6ix9ine tried to fight off the combatants, but there were too many of them, beating him to a pulp before fleeing. Lance notes 6ix9ine did not have security with him at the time of the attack.
The incident was caught on camera and Tekashi 6ix9ine was seen on the ground, being kicked and beaten
Gym staff heard the commotion and immediately notified a manager. Police and EMS were then called to the scene, and he was transported to a nearby hospital in an ambulance.
He suffered injuries to his face, with gashes and swelling. He also suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs and his back.
Watch the video of the attack below
Many believe Tuesday’s attack was some form of revenge from some of those affected by the rapper’s cooperation with the US attorney’s office.
In 2019, he pled guilty to nine charges and was due to be sentenced in 2020, facing a potential decades-long sentence, but Tekashi 6ix9ine cooperated and took a plea deal.