The American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was brutally beaten this Tuesday in a gym in Miami by several attackers of unknown identity. The musician, who visited Cuba last February, was credited with throwing dollars in front of the luxurious Packard Hotel in Havana, where he was staying. After publishing contradictory versions of the event, the Cuban government denied that he was involved, and even two other unknown rappers claimed responsibility for the action.
Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzarro, exposed that the beating is still being investigated by the authorities and that measures have already been taken to guarantee the safety of the rapper and ex-convict. He said that the young man was in the gym when a group of individuals allegedly cornered him and began to attack him. Although he tried to defend himself, he was “very badly treated” before he was able to escape and go, by ambulance, to the emergency services.
A photograph of the rapper, bruised and with injuries to his face, and a video of someone who recorded a few seconds of the attack also circulated on the networks. Tekashi’s protection, Lazzarro said, will be the responsibility of the US federal authorities, since the beating was “obviously” a retaliation for the musician’s cooperation with the authorities. In exchange for being released early from prison, Tekashi ratted out several friends, colleagues, and members of gangs linked to crime and drug trafficking.
A photograph of the rapper, bruised and with injuries to his face, and a video of someone who recorded a few seconds of the attack also circulated on the networks.
Meanwhile, the official Cuban press has not forgotten the rapper and, despite the fact that the authorities separated him from the episode in front of the Packard, nothing stopped the onslaught of cubadebate against the alleged act of “cultural colonization” that he hastily attributed to Tekashi. Consistent with that initial position, they have continued launching diatribes against the singer like the one this Sunday, when a article accused him of disturbing the tranquility in the game between Mexico and Puerto Rico, during the World Baseball Classic.
“It is worth remembering that this is not the first time that Tekashi 6ix9ine has been involved in controversy,” the text summarized. “The rapper has been one of the most controversial in recent years due to his extravagant way of being and his criminal past. In 2020, it became known that he was accused of sexual abuse of a minor, a crime that he allegedly committed in 2015; in addition, He was jailed and later on probation for ties to the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.”
However, cubadebate it does not mention the incident in Havana, which prompted “clarifications” from the Ministry of Tourism, which concluded by stating that the singer was continuing “his private visit to the country.”
“At the same time that these events were taking place, we learned that two people unrelated to the singer, one of them pretending to be him, in a disrespectful way and with clear provocative purposes, threw bills towards the population”
As for the scandal in front of the Packard hotel, they explained it at that time by arguing that “a group of followers of the musician” had gathered in front of the establishment “with the aim of seeing it.” “At the same time that these events were taking place, we learned that two people unrelated to the singer, one of them pretending to be him, in a disrespectful way and with clear provocative purposes, threw bills towards the population,” they said.
The fact motivated the Police to close the way to passers-by who wanted to walk along the Paseo del Prado, in addition to the streets Cárcel, Colón and part of Capdevila, Genios and Refugio. In addition, the entire island experienced an internet outage to stop the circulation of images where two individuals threw bills into the air. Shortly after, two artists who call themselves OTF and Anyelo Pazo were attributed the action in various interviews.
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernández, is the son of a Mexican and a Puerto Rican living in New York. He achieved success at a young age, while maintaining a controversial life that includes expulsion from schools, sexual offenses and arrests for racketeering, gun possession and drug trafficking. In 2019 he managed to reduce his sentence after agreeing to the denunciation of several of his former colleagues, whom the artist’s followers have already blamed for the attack on Tuesday.
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