Tekashi 6ix9ine gym attackers finally arrested

On Tuesday a video went viral of the rapper being mugged by three men.

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Three men were on Thursday arrested over allegations of attacking rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine a few days ago at an LA fitness center in Lake Worth.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff, the arrested suspects are Rafael Medina Jr 43 years old, Octavious Medina, 23 years old, and Anthony Maldonado, 25 years old. 

This comes after last week on Tuesday, a video went viral across social media platforms showing three men, one recording the video, standing over the New York rapper who was on the floor of the gym. The three men brutally manhandled him.

One of the attackers can be heard on video calling him a rat who would not be tolerated in the hood.

Another one could be heard saying, "Take a picture, I'm going to be famous now."

According to his attorney, Tekashi was rushed to the hospital after sustaining head and face injuries. 

It is still unclear what prompted the attack but Tekashi is not short of enemies. 

In 2015 he was sentenced to four years probation after admitting to a felony count of using a child in a sexual performance in relation to a video of a 13-year-old girl.

In 2018, Tekashi was arrested for racketeering, attempted murder, and possession of illegal weapons. He pleaded guilty but his sentence was shortened to two years after he testified against members of the Nine Trey Gangsters gang which operates on the East Coast of the US.

When testifying he agreed to be a member of the Nine Trey Gang, describing its gang attacks and affiliation with other rappers, naming Jim Jones and Cardi B. He has since then been labelled a 'snitch'. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine rose to the top of the charts after releasing his first song, "GOOBA", after a month after his prison release. 

It broke the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history beating Eminem's 'Killshot' which held the title from 2018. 

The video features 6ix9ine and a bevy of dancers including his girlfriend Jade and her sister. 

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