3 people arrested in alleged gym attack on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine

    Three people have been taken into custody following an alleged attack on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine last week at a South Florida gym, authorities said Thursday.

    Rafael Medina Jr., 43; Octavus Medina, 23; and Anthony Maldonado, 25, were arrested and booked, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday evening.

    The three are charged with assaulting and robbing the rapper, whom the office identified by his real name, Daniel Hernandez.

    Jail records show Rafael Medina and Maldonado were held on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and robbery charges. Records were not available for Octavious Medina.

    It was not clear whether they have lawyers to speak on their behalf.

    The 26-year-old rapper was in a sauna at an LA Fitness south of West Palm Beach on March 21 when a group of people approached him and “beat him up,” his lawyer said.

    “He had cuts to his face and bruises,” the attorney, Lance Lazzaro, said in a statement.

    The rapper tried to fight back, Lazzaro said, and the group allegedly fled after employees heard the disturbance.

    Video posted to social media showed him walking through the gym with blood on his face.

    The sheriff’s office said in a separate statement that deputies were notified of the altercation and the rapper was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    In 2019, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to multiple counts of racketeering, firearms offenses and drug trafficking. He faced 47 years behind bars but was given a reduced sentence after his testimony helped prosecutors convict two notorious gang leaders.

    Minyvonne Burke And Joe Kottke contributed.

    Recent Articles


    Related Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox