Rapper 6ix9ine claims that kidnapping and hospitalisation was an “inside job”
Within hours of the new music release, the rapper — whose real name is Daniel Hernandez — is reported to have been robbed and assaulted by the gun-toting crooks.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, best known as 6ix9ine, has spoken out for the first time since he was reportedly attacked, robbed and kidnapped after filming a music video in Brooklyn. The alleged robbery is said to have taken place on early Sunday, as per reports in TMZ and The Associated Press, following which the rapper was hospitalized.
In a conversation with DJ Akademiks, which was live streamed via Twitch, the young rapper claimed that the assault was an “inside job”. When asked how he was feeling, he said that he suffered “concussion trauma to the head” but is now “fine”.
Incidentally, on the same day, Tekashi's new single "FEFE," a musical collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj, was also released. Within hours of the new music release, the rapper — whose real name is Daniel Hernandez — was reported to have been robbed and assaulted by the gun-toting crooks after they approached his vehicle at Atlantic and Bedford Aves. All of this went down at around 4.30 am in the morning, as per reports.
Talking about the assault, 6ix9ine says that the assaulters “know how the king of New York moves, you know what I’m saying? The only person that can get a Pharaoh in Egypt is the person who helped build the fuckin’ kingdom, you know what I’m saying?”, suggesting that the perpetrator is someone close to the rapper. 6ix9ine also referenced the recent death of rapper XXXTentacion, saying: "I’m just happy to be alive. I look at the X situation and I’m just like, ‘That could have been me.'”
The young rapper also rubbished all the claims that the incident was a publicity stunt to promote his song with Nikki Minaj. Watch the interview clip below:
Tekashi was apparently in the passenger seat of the car when a second vehicle approached, from which two men emerged to force him into their car. After he complied with the thieves, the Brooklyn-born rapper was driven to an undisclosed location and robbed of “an undisclosed amount of jewelry.” His cell phone was also taken during the altercation, as per the account that was given to the New York Police Department.
However, upon filing the report, the 22-year-old rapper "became uncooperative," the police representatives were quoted as saying. Shortly afterward he was reportedly taken to a hospital.
A different account of the entire robbery was reported by TMZ earlier, who claimed that Tekashi69 was kidnapped and pistol-whipped by three hooded gunmen until he was knocked unconscious. Not only is the original story by TMZ in conflict with the latest updates but also the report mentions exact amount of the stolen property - $750k worth jewelry and somewhere between $15k to $20k cash.
TMZ's source further added how the gunmen continued to drive with the rapper in the backseat. Tekashi was ultimately able to escape, jumping out through the back door of the car. While that was clearly not the end of the dramatic account, it finally wrapped up with claims of how the hip-hop star pleaded a stranger to help him, who in turn is said to have called 911 for the rapper.
Clearly, the two accounts are in conflict with each other. Considering how the alleged robbery went down around the same time Tekashi dropped his new music, fans have raised concerns over the entire incident possibly being a publicity stunt.
“So Tekashi robbed, beaten and kidnapped the same day he drops a single with Nicki Minaj? Something smells like s--t in here,” someone wrote, as per NYDaily News.