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New surveillance footage shows the eerie moment a group of unidentified men entered a Florida gym just before allegedly beating rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine on Tuesday night.
The video obtained by TMZ shows one man speaking on his phone inside the LA Fitness Facility in Palm Beach before opening the door for a second man.
One of the attackers appears bald with a large beard and is wearing all black. The second is wearing a black t-shirt and shorts with a chain around his neck.
The pair then chats briefly with the front desk attendant before strutting toward the bathrooms, where they then reportedly pounced on Tekashi 6ix9ine — who is infamous for getting out of decades behind bars in 2019 after snitching on his former Bloods gang pals in a Manhattan trial.
Another clip from inside the facility shows the pair joined by a third suspected attacker, who is also wearing black.
The eerie footage was obtained by TMZ after the attack.TMZ.comVideo footage of the attack itself shared on Tuesday night shows the men towering over the rapper, 26, as he tried in vain to shield himself from the blows.
One of the men can be heard yelling at the musician to “shut the f–k up” as the other wallops him in the stomach.
The bloodied “Gooba” rapper — who real name is Daniel Hernandez — was able to walk out of the restroom before eventually being transferred via ambulance to the hospital.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was bloodied and bruised in the apparently random attack.TMZAccording to TMZ, the Bushwick native suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs and back. A photo obtained by the outlet shows his face pummeled and bloody.
Palm Beach detectives are reportedly investigating the incident.
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, told NBC Miami that the assailants, who have not been caught, fled when employees heard the disturbance.
The footage shows two of the men entering the gym.TMZ.comThe bizarre attack took place just a few days after the rapper was ejected from a Miami baseball stadium for causing a drunken melee.
In 2019, Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years behind bars for racketeering and other charges stemming from his role in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
He narrowly avoided a longer sentence after cutting a risky deal by becoming a prosecution witness in the case. There was a chance he would enter witness protection after doing his time, but he decided to turn down the protection in hopes he could restart his rap career.
The front desk attendant apparently did not see the men go to the bathroom area.TMZ.comFour years earlier, in 2015, the musician was sentenced to four years’ probation and 1,000 hours of community service for child pornography charges after he shared a video of a 13-year-old performing a sex act.