The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested three men who jumped aspiring rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in a South Florida gym last week.
6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was briefly hospitalized with a broken jaw, fractured ribs and abrasions on his face. He was assaulted in the restroom at an LA Fitness in Lake Worth on March 21.
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Cellphone video shows three Latino men punching, stomping, and spitting on the defenseless rapper as he cowered on the floor.
Full Video Leaks Showing 3 Men Beating and Spitting On 6ix9inepic.twitter.com/uRfGeNI7qQ
— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) March 23, 2023
Rafael Medina, Jr., 43, Octavious Medina, 23, and Anthony Maldonado, 25, were arrested Thursday and had their first court appearance in front of a judge Friday morning. The men are charged with robbery and assault.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said probable cause affidavits would be made public after the hearing.
Sources claim the 26-year-old rapper was beaten for disrespecting Puerto Rico at the 2023 World Baseball Classic in Miami.
Cellphone video surfaced on Twitter this week that showed 6ix9ine hiking with locals in Cuba days after the assault.
6ix9ine having the time of his life in Cuba after the jumping incident pic.twitter.com/zUWEDCGYGj
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) March 27, 2023