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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine injured after beating at South Florida LA Fitness
By CBS Miami Team,
MIAMI -- Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was reportedly hospitalized after he was beaten while inside a Palm Beach County LA Fitness steam room, according to video posted on social media and police.
The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez and who sports rainbow colored hair, suffered facial cuts and had to be hospitalized following the beating Tuesday, his attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told news outlets.
CBS News Miami was unable to reach the attorney Tuesday night.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement that the assault occurred at the LA Fitness located in the 8000 block of Lantana Road in Lake Worth.
Video posted to several social media sites showed Hernandez on the floor of the gym bathroom as at least two men kicked him and grabbed him by the hair.
The sheriff's office said the rapper was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
As of Wednesday evening, no arrests had been made in connection with the incident.
6ix9ine was a social media phenomenon with millions of followers on Instagram before becoming an ascendant name in hip-hop.
He had a multiplatinum hit song, "Fefe," with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and "Stoopid," featuring the incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.
Lazzaro told TMZ that the rapper, who did not have personal security with him, tried to fight back during the attack but was overpowered and outnumbered.
The rapper was released early from federal prison after he cooperated with law enforcement officials during an effort to prosecute fellow gang members.
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