On Friday (March 31), the polarizing rapper released the visual to his new single “Bori.” In the clip, 6ix9ine visits Cuba and gets his philanthropy on as he gives out $50,000 in American dollars to the locals.
Never one not to capitalize on a viral moment – whether good or bad – he’s also seen getting medical treatment for the injuries sustained in the beatdown. Footage of the Brooklyn native taking a hike in Cuba surfaced shortly after the attack, with the “Bori” video now giving more context as to why he was there.
Check out the clip below:
The video arrives one day after three suspects believed to be behind the bloody beatdown were taken into police custody in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Rafael Medina Jr., 43; Octavious Medina, 23; and Anthony Maldonado, 25, are accused of assaulting and robbing the Brooklyn rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) at an LA Fitness in South Florida on March 21. The attack was caught on camera.
Jail records show that the trio were booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on assault and robbery charges. They are expected to make their first court appearances on Friday morning (March 31).
As reported by TMZ at the time, 6ix9ine was in a sauna at an LA Fitness when he was jumped by a group of men who left him “savagely” beaten.
The rapper’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, said his client tried to fight off the attackers, but was outnumbered and badly beaten before he managed to flee. He did not have security with him at the time.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene after gym staff heard the commotion, resulting in 6ix9ine being taken via ambulance to a local hospital.
Footage of the attack posted to Instagram shows 6ix9ine lying on the floor protecting his head as two men stand over him and kick and punch him.
A photo of 6ix9ine’s injuries provided an even closer look at his swollen, bruised and bloodied face. He also reportedly suffered injuries to his jaw, ribs and back.