6ix9ine Assault: Police Issue Statement

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in identifying those who jumped the rapper and bringing them to justice.

Authorities in Lake Worth just issued a statement regarding the assault on 6ix9ine that took place on Tuesday (March 21). Moreover, South Florida police posted via Twitter that they seek help in this case and are accepting any information. Given the rapper's reputation as a snitch, which likely fueled the attack, it became a curious turn of events. Still, it's no reason to brutally beat the "GUMMO" artist, as is shown in various social media clips surfacing online. Following that, on Wednesday (March 22), the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office addressed the situation.

"Last night, our deputies responded to an incident at LA Fitness (8000 Block of Lantana Rd) in Lake Worth," the official police statement read. "An altercation occurred between several individuals, leaving [6ix9ine] Daniel Hernandez injured. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries." Moreover, he was locked in a room by gym staff after the incident, who rushed him to safety. "We need your help!" the statement continued. "If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or stay anonymous by downloading the PBSO app for Apple or Android."

Police Statement On 6ix9ine Attack

As such, perhaps those who beat the rapper up will eventually come to light, and may even face dire consequences for their actions. After footage surfaced of the LA fitness bathroom assault, where the 26-year-old faced attacks from multiple individuals, many in the rap game and beyond spoke out. For example, Charlamagne Tha God said that it was "only a matter of time," and Boosie said that "snitches get stitches." However, the former said that it's no laughing matter, which the latter certainly doesn't agree with. Also, some offered words of support in more sympathetic ways.

"It's unfortunate what happened to 6ix9ine," Wack 100 shared via Instagram. "He's a good guy. Life is full of lessons. This isn't about his so called street situation. This is about decision making on both sides. The ones who filmed and posted themselves will remember this day for years to come. And 69 will now know he has to move accordingly. #staydangerous & don't hesitate. Wish him a speedy recovery." Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest updates on this story and more from 6ix9ine.


About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.