Tekashi 6ix9ine Breaks Silence On Gym Attack In Tell-All Interview: “It Was Cowardly”

Tekashi 6ix9ine calls his attackers “cowardly” in his first interview since getting ambushed at a gym.

BYAron A.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Breaks Silence On Gym Attack In Tell-All Interview: “It Was Cowardly”

For years, Tekashi 6ix9ine boasted that he’s untouchable in these streets. The rapper antagonized any rapper possible in hopes that he’d get a response. But, after he walked out of prison, he became even bolder as he made it clear that he wouldn’t move around with security. Eventually, his words caught up to him. At a gym in Florida, he got a beating inside of a sauna. The three men accused of jumping him have been arrested while 6ix9ine seemingly tried to keep a low profile.

Finally, the rapper decided to break his silence in a tell-all interview with NBCMiami.com. Sheli Muniz sat down with the rapper to get his account of what happened at LA Fitness. The rapper explained that he suffered contusions to his face, jaw, and ribs. He added that he stayed in the hospital for a few days after he was beaten. But, when the topic of security came about, he said, that he “felt at peace.” “I love going to, you know, restaurants and not have to say, 'Oh, I'll wait for the security team," he said. “I'll just go do it."

6ix9ine Breaks Silence

There’s no evidence connecting the attack to 6ix9ine’s testimony against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. However, one of the attackers is reportedly a high-ranking member of the Latin Kings, who have ties to the Bloods. Tekashi 6ix9ine didn’t necessarily discount the theory but he said that people who are mad at him for snitching don’t “know the real story,” as in the evidence presented in court documents.

Muniz eventually asked 6ix9ine about the video and whether it was difficult to watch. “Yeah, definitely,” he responded. “For me, it was tough to watch because it was so unexpected… It’s cowardly.” He added that the video is filled with “hate,” as he explained that people have formed an opinion about him without ever meeting him. “I think it was cowardly, I think it was opportunistic,” he continued. “But again, I’m not mad because I know that, in the streets, there’s no rules. I’m lost for words because you can’t blame them. They saw an opportunity and they took it.” He also addressed those who felt that it could be staged, saying that he doesn't need to get attacked to sell records. "I'm that talented," he said. Check out the full interview above. 

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