Three men arrested for gym attack on Tekashi 6ix9ine

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Three men between the ages of 23 and 43 have been arrested in connection with the viral gym attack on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.

After years of taunting his peers and bragging about his co-defendants, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s trolling ways have caught up with him. While the colored-haired rapper was working out at a gym in South Florida, he was badly beaten by three men. In the now-viral video, Tekashi was left bloodied as gym workers tried to help him to safety. In the aftermath, his lawyer Lance Lazzaro revealed his intention to contact federal authorities to obtain adequate protection for Tekashi. However, despite the beatings and the advice, the rapper was adamant that he wouldn’t get security. Additionally, he believes the attack was just a rare scenario that will not happen again.

According to NBC Miami, authorities have arrested three men in connection with the attack. Rafael Medina Jr., 43; Octave Medina, 23 years old; and Anthony Maldonado, 25, were arrested for beating Tekashi at an LA Fitness on March 21. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office charged the men with assault and theft. Beating up a former federal asset and posting it on the internet for weight probably wasn’t the smartest move. Presumably the rapper will have no problem cooperating with the police to put these men behind bars.


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