Update: 6ix9ine’s account of the early-morning scuffle that allegedly landed him in the hospital early Sunday morning (July 24) differs dramatically from initial reports of the incident.
6ix9ine was reportedly hospitalized early Sunday morning (July 24) after three hooded gunmen attacked and robbed him shortly following the wrap of a music video shoot in Brooklyn — but the rapper provided authorities with a different version of the scuffle.
TMZ initially reported that 6ix9ine was pursued in front of his home before assailants pistol-whipped him and knocked him unconscious. He supposedly came to in the backseat of their car, where they threatened him before returning to his home to rob him of $750,000 of jewelry, along with $15,000-$20,000 in cash.
When the robbers fled the scene with 6ix9ine still in the backseat of their car, he escaped by opening the door of the vehicle and jumping out. After seeking the help of a stranger, who called 911, an ambulance arrived and took 6ix9ine to the hospital, where he’s currently being treated. (Billboard has reached out to 6ix9ine’s representatives for comment.)
Meanwhile, the Associated Press confirmed with the New York Police Department that 6ix9ine claimed he was forced from the car he was riding in around 4:30 a.m. The men who did so then had him call someone to bring personal property to the scene, where they took an “undisclosed amount of jewelry” from 6ix9ine and left.
The AP adds that 6ix9ine became “uncooperative” with authorities once he filed his report; furthermore, there’s no mention of the rapper seeking medical attention or being treated for any injuries following the event.
The incident occurred in the hours following the drop of 6ix9ine’s “FEFE” remix, which features Nicki Minaj. He hinted at the collaboration earlier this week, and TMZ additionally reported that a Miami jeweler completed a rush order for a custom chain he intended to wear for a music video shoot involving Minaj.