‘Not in our hood, you rat!’ ‘Snitch’ is heard in viral video of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine receiving savage group beat down
26-year-old, Daniel Hernandez, aka Tekashi 6ix9ine, was leaving the LA Fitness gym in Miami when he was jumped on Tuesday night
Rapper’s ambush in men’s locker room comes five years after testifying against gang members and Cardi B
He was labeled a snitch in 2018 after testifying against gang members and since beefed up his security
The rapper was beaten ‘to a pulp’ in the ambush – according to his attorney, the artist did not have security on hand at the time, but did his best to defend himself
His attorney says he tried to fight back but was outnumbered by his attackers
He was labeled a snitch in 2018 after testifying against gang members
Rapper Tekashi 6xine9 was beaten ‘to a pulp’ last night and humiliated in front of other gymgoers at an LA Fitness in Miami, five years after breaking rank to testify against gangmates and Cardi B.
The artist was jumped as he tried to leave the fitness club by a group of men who later boasted about the attack on social media.
In videos circulating online, they called him a ‘rat’ who wouldn’t be tolerated in their ‘hood’.
The extent of his injuries is not yet known, and it’s unclear whether any of the men involved have been arrested.
While kicking and punching him, one could be heard yelling to another: ‘Take a picture, take a picture – I am going to be famous now.’
It’s unclear what prompted the attack but Tekashi is not short of enemies; in 2018, he was labeled a ‘snitch’ after testifying for prosecutors against the likes of the Bloods gang and Cardi B.
In videos circulating online, the assailants called him a ‘rat’ who wouldn’t be tolerated in their ‘hood’
The 26-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was leaving the LA Fitness gym in Miami when he was jumped
The artist was beaten ‘to a pulp’ in the ambush, his attorney Lance Lazzaro told TMZ . He did not have security on hand at the time , but did his best to defend himself.
He’d cut a deal to lessen his own sentence after being charged with an array of crimes, and spent just two years behind bars.
Tekashi 69 was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of armed robbery, attempted murder, racketeering and firearms possession
Tekashi had faced a 47-year minimum sentence and maximum of life in prison when he was arrested back in 2018 on multiple felonies.
It was part of a widespread crackdown on gangs in New York, during which nine members of the same gang were taken into custody.
He quickly abandoned his co-defendants, cutting a deal with the prosecution instead, agreeing to be their star witness.
The rapper quickly cut a deal with prosecutors and agreed to testify against his gangmates, some of whom went down for 24 years
In court, he took the stand to describe the inner workings of the gang and his own ascent through it.
‘We participated in a lot of crimes. Robberies, assaults, drugs,’ he said.
As a result one of his co-defendants, Anthony Ellison, was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Tekashi was sentenced to two years in prison in December 2019.
By then, he had already completed 13 months.
He was released early in April 2020 and allowed to serve the remainder of his term on house arrest.
He had pleaded with corrections officials to be released, saying he was afraid of contracting COVID behind bars.
Since then, he has done little keep a low profile.
He continues to boast about money and women on social media, where he has more than 24million followers, and is still making music.
Daniel Hernandez, aka Takeshi 6ix9ine, created a buzz for testifying in several murder trials against members of his own gang as part of a plea deal.
After turning prosecution witness in 2018, was sentenced to 2 years in prison. He was released in 2020, having spent 13 months in confinement, to serve his final four months in home confinement.
For testifying for the government against gang members the rapper was labeled a ‘snitch’ and beefed up his security team.
The ire he has drawn from his entertainment genre appears to have boiled over when he got into an altercation with fellow rapper Meek Mill outside the club.
No stranger to violence, back in 2019 while on the witness stand in the Manhattan Federal Court, David Hernandez detailed his time with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods as he testified in the racketeering trial against two members of his old crew, Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack.
Chronicling his estrangement from his gang while testifying in September 2019, Tekashi said his relationship with the Nine Treys began to sour in March 2018 when he booked a show in Austin, Texas, without clearing it with Rap-A-Lot Records, which considers the state to be its home turf.
Rap-A-Lot leaders retaliated by refusing to let him perform, causing him to lose out on around $15,000, 6ix9ine said.
Tekashi said the lost revenue caused contention between his manager Jordan and his bodyguard Ellison because the latter called the former a ‘pussy’ for not standing up to Rap-A-Lot.
The following month, Tekashi said, the Nine Treys decided to get revenge on Rap-A-Lot Records head James Prince when he visited the gang’s home turf in New York City.
Tekashi testified that Jordan and other gang members robbed Rap-A-Lot reps in the lobby of a building while he waited in a car outside. Jurors were shown a video of the robbery recorded by Tekashi, along with surveillance footage from the building.
Tekashi said he fired Ellison as his bodyguard soon after.
Roughly four months later, Tekashi claims he was kidnapped at gunpoint and robbed by Ellison.
The incident was enough to make Tekashi turn on his crew after he and others were arrested in November 2018.