Following the news of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's assault at an LA Fitness gym in Palm Beach County earlier this week, his ex-girlfriend has shared her thoughts on the incident.
The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, reportedly visited the gym without any security or bodyguards when he was attacked by a group of men, according to his lawyer Lance Lazzaro. Video footage of the moments leading up to the assault can be seen here:
Additional footage circulating on social media shows the 26-year-old rapper lying on the bathroom floor while two other men repeatedly kick him.
The violent altercation created a disturbance, prompting gym staff to contact emergency services.
Police and an ambulance were called to the scene, and due to the severity of Hernandez's injuries, he was transported to a hospital for medical attention.
Sara Molina, the mother of Tekashi 6ix9ine's seven-year-old daughter, has expressed to TMZ that the recent attack on the rapper will cause embarrassment for their child, Saraiyah.
Through a representative, Molina shared her sadness at the fact that her daughter will inevitably learn about her father's highly publicized altercations in the future, and that the recent assault has caused embarrassment for both the rapper and their daughter.
Furthermore, Molina asserted that Hernandez's decision to visit the gym without security staff was "reckless," and expressed her surprise at his behavior, questioning why he thought he was "untouchable."
Molina's representative also referenced a recent incident where Hernandez was reportedly removed from the World Baseball Classic due to excessive intoxication.
In response to the attack, Hernandez's bodyguard has reportedly issued a challenge to the assailants, offering $10,000 for a fight to the death.
While the identities of the attackers are still unknown, online rumors have suggested that Hernandez's bodyguard, known as Bam Bam, may have been involved in the altercation.
However, in response to the accusations, Bam Bam took to his Instagram account to refute the claims and stated that he had no involvement in the attack.
He posted a video from the gym's CCTV footage, which purportedly shows the attackers entering the building.
"So he couldn't just do it alone, he called for backup when he saw an opportunity. 69 grown man n he wanted to do cardio on his own he be outside like that," he wrote.
"I can't control him, but to say I set him up, false allegations, something minorities be used to, we be set up."
Bam Bam expressed confidence in his fighting abilities against the alleged attackers and offered to pay $10,000 if they could defeat him. He went on to say:
"SO THISE GUYS IN THE VIDEO 3 n 4 counting camera guy .. 4 vs 1 y'all weak ass bitches against me .. you win I pay you 10,000$ n if you lose you die .. there will be no ref.. CLAIM IT GANGSTAS [sic]."