MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 03: American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine cheers on the New York Mets during the game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on August 3, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Tekashi 6ix9ine has been hospitalized after he was brutally beaten in a Florida gym on Tuesday (March 21), TMZ first reported. The controversial rapper was in a sauna at LA Fitness when several men ambushed him, 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told the tabloid.

Lazzaro pointed out that 6ix9ine did not have security with him during the time of the attack. He was doing his best to fight off the men by himself. After the gym staff was aware of what was happening in the gym, they notified the manager. Police and EMS later arrived at the scene. The rapper was then taken to the hospital.

The outlet reports that the New York native suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs, and back. In the video obtained by TMZ, you can also see gashes on his face from the attack. Lazzaro says that the next step for the rapper is to get protection.

This is not the first time the controversial rapper has made headlines recently. On Friday (March 18), he was reportedly kicked out of LoanDepot Park after being too drunk and disturbing other attendees.

“He was heavily intoxicated and interrupting other guests’ experience,” one source told PageSix.

“He was drunk, he was inebriated, and he was out of control,” the eyewitness added. “There were a lot of families there last night, and he was bothering people.”

In 2019, the rapper was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. He faced decades on racketeering charges until he began cooperating with authorities and landed a plea deal that ultimately put his former Bloods associates behind bars. It has not been confirmed if the attack is connected to his former plea deal.

The Best Hip-Hop and R&B Songs of February 2023

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  • "Greatness" - Quavo

    Quavo’s “Greatness” gave fans the answers they were looking for after Takeoff’s tragic death; What is the future of the Migos? “Came in, swept the game like a storm with the muthaf—— flow, n—-, Take did that/ So don’t ask about the group, he gone, we gone, young n—- it can’t come back, damn!” Quavo raps on the outro. He later gave a shoutout to Takeoff and Migos’ impact on the culture: “I couldn’t do it without the greatest group in the world … I couldn’t do it without the greatest nephew in the world.”

  • "Lottery" - Latto ft. Lu Kala

    Latto proved in her February offering that she can still make a great rap/pop bop. “Lottery” featuring Lu Kala earned the Congolese-Canadian singer her first Billboard Hot 100 hit when it debuted at No. 83 on the chart. “Lottery” is Latto’s first single of the year following last December’s “Another Nasty Song” and “FTCU” featuring GloRilla and the late Gangsta Boo.

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  • "Internet Trolls" - GloRilla

    In “Internet Trolls” Glo raps about what people present on the internet is never what it actually is offline. The record is GloRilla’s second song of the year following her collab with Moneybagg Yo for “On Wat U On.”

  • "Champions" - NLE Choppa

    NLE Choppa dropped his upbeat and motivational track “Champions” on Feb. 3. The rapper explained the meaning behind the song in an Instagram post writing,”My definition of a champion is anyone who has faced adversity and still [hasn’t] let it define who they are on the inside,” he said. The Memphis native is gearing up for a follow-up his 2019 Cottonwood EP, which has since earned a gold certification.

  • "Moonlight" - Kali Uchis

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