Rapper 6IX9INE, also known as Daniel Hernandez, has found himself in legal trouble once again, this time in the Dominican Republic. On October 13, two video clips emerged online, purportedly showing the controversial artist and his entourage arriving at a producer’s residence in the D.R. before swiftly departing the scene.
While the reported altercation itself was not captured on camera, 6IX9INE was subsequently detained by authorities on charges of assaulting two men, allegedly provoked by an incident involving his girlfriend.
According to Felix Portes, a criminal lawyer in the Dominican Republic, the artist, known for his song “MALA,” was apprehended as he attempted to board a private jet to leave the country. Authorities halted the plane and issued an arrest warrant against the rapper for “blows and injuries, and threats.”
However, Portes later updated his statement, indicating that 6IX9INE had been placed on “MIGRATION ALERT,” and his current whereabouts were unknown. It remains unclear whether he was officially arrested.
6IX9INE’s summer was marred by legal troubles in Florida, where he faced charges for failing to appear in court for a separate incident. He was briefly detained at Palm Beach County jail on allegations of failure to appear and was released after posting a $2,000 bond.
This arrest stemmed from three traffic violations 6IX9INE received in June when he was pulled over for speeding on the Florida Turnpike, driving at 135 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was also cited for driving an unregistered vehicle and lacking car insurance. Failure to attend a court hearing in July led to an arrest warrant.
The severity of penalties for failing to appear in court varies based on the nature of the case and the judge’s discretion, according to West Palm Beach Defense.
6IX9INE faced another physical altercation when he was attacked by a group of men at an LA Fitness gym in Palm Beach County earlier in the year. Viral footage showed the artist being kicked and punched while he lay on the bathroom floor, protecting his head. Three suspects, Rafael Medina Jr., Anthony Maldonado, and Octavious Medina, were subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and assault.
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