“Punani” rapper Tekashi 69 winced in pain during a video he shared of himself getting treated at the hospital for an arm injury. The rapper didn’t provide much detail, except to share a cryptic caption, though the star later told TMZ he suffered from a broken wrist after an accident at home.
“I got caught lacking in these streets :/” the rapper, whose birth name is Daniel Hernandez, wrote on Tuesday. The video quickly garnered more than 5 million views from his 24.2 million followers. It also attracted more than 20,000 comments, as people asked for more information about the incident. Others assumed he might have been attacked.
After speaking with TMZ, the rapper revealed he tripped over his his 1-year-old French bulldog, Poppy, while getting a midnight. Teskashi didn’t realize he broke anything until he woke up int he morning and was still in pain. He’s expecting to be in a cast for five to eight weeks after fracturing a bone in the back of his wrist.
In November 2018, shortly after his career started taking off, Tekashi 69 was arrested on firearms and racketeering charges in November 2018. He was later labeled a “snitch” after he agreed to testify for the prosecution against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, his former crew, the New York Times reported. He’s seen been threatened by the gang, but has continued to walk around New York, seemingly undeterred by the threats.
Tekashi 69 Declares Himself ‘The King of New York’
Despite suffering an arm injury, Tekashi 69 doesn’t plan to go into hiding any time soon. After posting about his hospital video, the rapper showed a clip of himself walking through a crowd.
“I will forever be the King of New York and it makes y’all so mad that IM OUTSIDE EVERYDAY ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️” he wrote.
An earlier post showed him sitting next to a sprinkler in a park, with three men standing near him. “When u have no more friends because you can’t keep a secret…. :/” Tekashi 69 captioned the video.
He’s ridden the subway, posed next to a blowup rat and posted videos of his cash. Two days earlier, he shared a clip of him eating al fresco with his girlfriend, Jade, whose real name is Rachel Wattley.
“Look, $200,000 on the table, man,” he said. “Y’all can’t do the shit I do. “
He then tells the camera to show his bag. “That’s a million in cash right there,” he says. “I’m out here comfortable. I eat where I want to eat. I do what I want to do. “
“Y’all can’t wear $3 million in jewelry,” he adds. “Y’all can’t do $3 million in jewelry. I’m out here comfortable. Eating my food.”
On his first day of being released, he showed himself going down a slide in the park. “I be in New York with the gangstas 🌈 enjoying the day :)” he wrote on August 2.
Tekashi 69 Was Released From Prison Early Due to Coronavirus Concerns
As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States continued to grow, the rapper was granted an early release from federal prison in April because his asthma made him more vulnerable during the pandemic, the Times reported. He finished the rest of his sentence at home, until he was released earlier this month.
“Had the Court known that sentencing Mr. Hernandez to serve the final four months of his term in a federal prison would have exposed him to a heightened health risk, the Court would have directed that these four months be served instead in home confinement,” U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said.