One of the alleged attackers of rapper 6ix9ine in a gym earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Court documents prove that 43-year-old Rafael Antonio Medina Jr. pleaded not guilty to a “second-degree felony charge of robbery without a firearm or weapon” and “a first-degree misdemeanour charge of battery.”
Rafael, his 23-year-old son Octavious Medina, and Anthony Maldonado were accused of assaulting the rapper at a branch of LA Fitness. However, Maldonado’s charges were dropped last month. Medina’s lawyer recently said in a statement: “Medina has been convicted of two felonies, both of which were non-violent drug offenses. He has never been convicted of a crime involving violence.”
In an Instagram post, 6ix9ine broke his silence and called his alleged attackers “cowardly”. He commented: “What happen here was nothing but cowardly,” he wrote. “I’m not mad this happened. In the street there’s no rules so I cant say they were wrong. Obviously it wasn’t fair but again the streets has no rules. Just imagine having nothing to do to with a situation and feel obligated to make it your business. (Very weird).”
The rapper continued: “I’m happy to be here still. And I want to say I love my fans. Thank you. P.S : I never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W???”