AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine has broken his silence on his recent gym beatdown. Addressing the attack for the first time over a week after the incident, the rapper says he's "not mad," though he calls the action "cowardly."
The "TROLLZ" spitter took to his Instagram page on Friday, March 31 to speak on the attack. Along with a video of the ambush, he boasted about not needing security since his release from jail. "First time addressing the situation. For 2 years I been walking around with no security," he wrote in the caption. "Not saying I promote that BUT now you see I really never hid from anything."
He continued, "If you ever crossed my path or ever came to my house (you girls know who you are) ya can tell the world 'Danny drives his own cars and be solo.' You know how many of you people seen me in real life by myself in gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, etc."
"Anyway what happen here was nothing but cowardly," the 26-year-old, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, added. "I'm not mad this happened. In the street there's no rules so I cant say they were wrong. Obviously it wasn't fair but again the streets has no rules. Just imagine having nothing to do to with a situation and feel obligated to make it your business. (Very weird)."
Grateful that he's okay following the incident, he said, "I'm happy to be here still. And I want to say I love my fans. Thank you." He concluded, "P.S : I never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W???"
6ix9ine was attacked at the LA Fitness located in the 8000 block of Lantana Road in Lake Worth on March 21. He was taken to the hospital with several injuries, but he appeared to be okay as he resurfaced in Cuba several days later.
He was filming a music video for "Bori" in the country on Wednesday, March 29 and released it on Friday. The video features images of 6ix9ine receiving medical treatment and giving away $50k in American dollars to the locals.
Meanwhile, three suspects were arrested on Thursday. They are Rafael Medina Jr., 43, Octavious Medina, 23, and Anthony Maldonado, 25, who have all been booked for assaulting and robbing the "GOOBA" rapper. They are accused of taking 6ix9ine's $3,000 Balenciaga shoes, an iPhone and the $1,200 key fob to his Lamborghini.
Following the arrest, the Palm Beach County Sheriff says the oldest of the three men arrested, Rafael, is a a documented Latin Kings gang member who, for several years, has held a high-ranking position within the gang.