Rapper Daniel Hernandez, better known by the stage name Tekashi 6ix9ine, was assaulted by a group of men inside a South Florida gym, multiple outlets report. 

The controversial rapper sustained serious injuries in the incident and had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told TMZ that his client was inside the sauna on Tuesday when he was suddenly attacked by a group of men without any warning.     

He says that 6ix9ine tried to fight them off, but they were too many. They beat him up badly and fled the gym. There is no information on their identities as yet. 

The attorney pointed out that at the time of the attack, the rapper did not have his security with him, which made it more convenient for his assailants to get access to him. 

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6ix9ine was recovered by the gym staff, who heard the commotion and immediately notified the manager of the facility. The manager then informed the police, who brought the EMX along with them and transported the injured rapper to a nearby hospital. 

A video went viral on social media showing the rapper with wounds to his face. TMZ also obtained a photo that shows serious injuries to the rapper’s face. Apart from that, 6ix9ine also suffered injuries to the jaws, ribs, and back. 

The attorney said that along with taking necessary action against the assailants, they will call on the police to provide the rapper with additional security. 

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The rapper has previously been arrested many times over a host of different incidents. The most prominent has been in November 2018, when was arrested on federal racketeering and firearms charges, along with several members of his former gang, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. 

He pleaded guilty to nine charges and cooperated with authorities, resulting in reduced charges and a shorter sentence.