The 26-year-old musician and ex-con was rushed to the hospital after he was purportedly attacked inside the restroom of a LA Fitness in southern Florida.
Tekashi 6ix9ine whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, sustained injuries to his face and bruises, according to his attorney, Lance Lazzaro.
Hernandezwas taken to hospital after employees heard the commotion and called local emergency services, Lazzaro said
The assailants fled the scene after beating Hernandez, Lazzaro said, adding that Hernandez tried to fend off the attackers.
Lazzaro said the rapper was attacked in and outside the LA Fitness gym sauna by three or four men who beat him up, though he tried fighting back.
“He had cuts to his face and bruises,”
Lazzarohis attorney said.
The attorney said that the perpetrators fled after employees heard the disturbance.
A video circulating on Twitter appears to show Hernandez on the floor of a bathroom being kicked and grabbed by a male attacker. The assailant shouts racial slurs and vulgarities throughout the video. Another video appeared to show the rapper with a bloodied face angrily confronting the person filming him.
Hernandez was found guilty in 2019 of multiple crimes related to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, and would have faced life imprisonment had he not testified against his fellow gang members.
His sentence was reduced to two years, and he was released after 13 months on good behavior.