Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been arrested in Florida on charges of 'failing to appear', new prison records have revealed.The rap star, whose real name
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been arrested in Florida on charges of ‘failing to appear’, new prison records have revealed.
The rap star, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, booked into a Palm Beach County jail on Wednesday night and was released from custody three hours after being taken in, the Sun reported.
The rapper, 27, has so far stayed quiet about the arrest. His last social media post, an Instagram story, simply promoted a line of vapes.
The arrest comes four months after he was beaten up in the men’s locker room in an LA Fitness gym in south Florida.
The rapper was sent to hospital to treat severe injuries, including gashes, bruises and swelling on his jaw, ribs and back.
He was sent to prison for just two years after he was charged with racketeering, firearm possession, armed robbery and attempted murder
Tekashi 6ix9ine (pictured) has so far stayed quiet about the arrest. His last social media post, an Instagram story, simply promoted a line of vapes
Shortly after the brutal attack, the group of men who claimed to have beaten him up boasted about the attack on social media.
In videos circulating online, they called him a ‘rat’ who wouldn’t be tolerated in their ‘hood.’
While kicking and punching him, one could be heard yelling to another: ‘Take a picture, take a picture – I am going to be famous now.’
It is not currently known what exactly prompted the Florida attack, but Hernandez has rarely been short of enemies.
The disgraced rapper was beaten up in a gym in south Florida earlier this year
A group of men that claimed to have beaten up him bragged about the attack online shortly after it took place
His popularity dropped in 2018, after he was labelled a snitch for testifying to prosecutors as part of a deal to lessen his own time in prison.
He faced an eyewatering minimum of 47 years in prison, and could’ve gone down for life, after he was charged with several crimes, including racketeering, firearm possession, armed robbery and attempted murder.
But prosecutors cut him a deal, which caught the ire of the whole rap world, and he ended up serving just two years behind bars.
MailOnline has contacted Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for comment, and is working to contact Hernandez’s representatives.