Tekashi 6ix9ine – Video and Images That Some May Find Disturbing
Warning: This story contains video and images that some readers may find disturbing.
Tekashi 6ix9ine became a streaming sensation in 2017 on the back of shouty street rap and a public persona designed to, above all else, engender reaction.
Now, the Brooklyn rapper — aka Daniel Hernandez — is behind bars after getting beat up inside a Florida gym. He’s making the best of his time inside:
1. He’s a one-man-crew
Tekashi 6ix9ine became a viral streaming superstar in 2017 on the back of shouty street rap and a persona designed to engender reaction. Amid rainbow-colored hair and a Jigsaw Jesus piece, the Brooklyn-born rapper seemed trollish cartoon villain incarnate.
New footage appears to show the moment the men who beat a bloodied Tekashi in a South Florida gym began their attack. The video shows an individual pace up front of the LA Fitness with his hand on one of the windows as they allegedly look around.
The individual then makes a beeline to the bathroom where they allegedly begin kicking and punching 6ix9ine in a fetal position on the tiled floor. One of the attackers can even be heard threatening to kill him as one of his colleagues film from behind the camera.
2. He’s a one-man-band
One summer day in Brooklyn, a young rap star called Tekashi 6ix9ine stood outside a row house to film a video that would make him famous and eventually ruin his life. To the menacing strains of his hit song “Gummo,” he strode in front of a crowd of men wearing red bandannas, who waved guns and made cryptic symbols with their fingers.
This month, the incarcerated rapper dropped his single ‘Gooba’ and pushed back its accompanying music video to Friday (May 8). TMZ reports that 6ix9ine will be shooting the clip alone, due to his home-confined status. He is believed to be fulfilling a contract with 10K Projects that he signed while in prison. The project includes two full-length albums in both English and Spanish.
3. He’s a one-man-show
On a summer day in Brooklyn, Daniel Hernandez, known as 6ix9ine, stood outside his rowhouse with a group of men in red bandannas to shoot the video that would change his life. Against the menacing strains of “Gummo,” he and his entourage swarmed around a vehicle and waved guns while shouting cryptic messages.
Grainge wanted to shelve the clip, but Danny, who extended a creative-control clause in his contract, wouldn’t budge. The gangbanger image was his, and that’s what his millions of fans wanted to see.
Now, the disgraced “Trollz” rapper is living in his home while he awaits trial on federal charges of threatening to shoot and kill his ex-girlfriend and others. He’s reportedly planning to use his backyard for his next music video, which he will star in and direct.
4. He’s a one-man-bomb
Warning: The following video contains graphic footage that some may find disturbing.
New surveillance footage shows the eerie moment men entered a Florida LA Fitness facility where they were allegedly about to beat rapper 6ix9ine. In the clip, one man is seen inside chatting on his phone while the other opens the door for him and then they both make a beeline to the sauna area.
That’s where TMZ reports that they pounced on the “Gooba” rapper and pummeled him in the sauna. His attorney Lance Lazzaro says that’s when the victim sustained his injuries to his jaw and ribs. He’s reportedly recovering at a local hospital. The incident was a result of a beef between the rapper and the two music producers. They reportedly had an argument over his girlfriend, Dominican recording artist Yailin La Mas Viral.
5. He’s a one-man-fence
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s latest controversies have led some fans to wonder if the rapper has actually managed to escape prison. Despite what his social media posts suggest, the answer is no.
TMZ has obtained surveillance footage that shows the moment before the assault on rapper 6ix9ine at a South Florida LA Fitness. In the video, a man paces in front of the gym’s front desk while speaking on his phone.
Afterwards, he makes a beeline for the sauna where he was attacked. The footage aligns with early reports from the rapper’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro. He said that the men were in the sauna when the attack took place. They were also wearing the same clothing as the attackers seen in viral cellphone video of the incident.