Tekashi 6ix9ine won't hire more security despite being beaten at local gym - report

Tekashi 6ix9ine on stage
Tekashi 6ix9ine says he won't hire more security, according to TMZ. Photo credit: Getty Images

Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says he won't hire more security guards or think about moving out of Florida after footage of him being brutally beaten in the toilets of his local gym was published online.

6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was in a LA Fitness sauna when he was attacked by three or four men last week, allegedly without warning, according to his attorney Lance Lazzaro.

He was subsequently hospitalised after the attack.

But a source told TMZ the rapper doesn't plan to change his security situation.

"He's actually been going out in public without his hired muscle pretty regularly over the last year - without issue," the source reportedly said.

"We're told he's not about to let one incident change the way he lives. He wants to continue to live as normal a life as possible and is chalking up the gym beatdown as an outlier."

The outlet also claimed staff at the LA Fitness sauna saved 6ix9ine from any further injury by locking him in another room, away from harm at the time of the incident.

The 'Trollz' artist had injuries to his jaw, back and ribs.

A Twitter user posted a video of 6ix9ine with a bloodied face walking towards the exit of the gym saying: "Y'all n****s jumped me." Other social media posts showed the attack in progress, including one of the men's faces as he stomped on the rapper.

It happened just days after the rapper was reportedly thrown out of LoanDepot Park in Miami on Friday (US time) after getting drunk and making a scene during the World Baseball Classic.

The hip-hop star was granted early release from prison in April 2020. He was given a shortened prison sentence of two years in 2019 for racketeering, drug trafficking and firearm offences after he agreed to testify against other Nine Trey Gangsters associates.