Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, also known as Daniel Hernandez, has once again found himself on the wrong side of the law. The 27-year-old New York native was recently arrested in Florida for failing to appear in court, as revealed by prison records. This arrest comes on the heels of a brutal attack he suffered just a few months ago at a Florida gym.
According to reports from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Hernandez was taken into custody on a Wednesday evening and was released three hours later after posting a $2,000 bond. The specifics surrounding the charges for his failure to appear in court remain unclear. However, this isn’t the rapper’s first brush with legal troubles.
Earlier in March, Tekashi 6ix9ine faced a harrowing ordeal when he was ambushed by several men while in the sauna of an LA Fitness gym. Despite his attempts to defend himself, he was severely outnumbered, leading to him being beaten up before the attackers fled the scene. The aftermath of the attack was captured in a video that circulated on social media, showing the rapper with a bloodied face and visible injuries.
The reasons behind the attack remain speculative, but it’s worth noting that 6ix9ine has had a history of legal issues. In the year 2020, the individual in question was given premature release from a federal correctional facility subsequent to being convicted and sentenced for involvement in racketeering offenses during the preceding year. The allegations encompassed a wide range of offenses, including attempted murder and assault with a weapon. As part of a plea deal, Hernandez testified against several members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, which significantly reduced his potential prison time.
Despite his legal troubles, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s music career has seen significant success. He first gained popularity in 2017 with tracks uploaded to SoundCloud, and his debut album “Gummo” achieved platinum status the same year.
While the rapper’s career continues to be marked by both highs and lows, this recent arrest underscores the challenges he faces both personally and professionally. It remains to be seen how this latest incident will impact his career and public image in the long run.