Three men arrested over Tekashi 6ix9ine assault in Florida gym

Three men have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on Tekashi 6ix9ine at a South Florida gym earlier this month.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office claims Rafael Medina Jr., 43, Octavious Medina, 23, and Anthony Maldonado, 25, assaulted and robbed the rapper at about 8.45pm local time on March 21 at Lake Worth’s L.A. Fitness, according to The Associated Press.

The assault left the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, with several injuries to his face and bruising from the incident, his lawyer Lance Lazzaro previously said.


“Employees heard the disturbance and the perpetrators fled,” Lazzaro added at the time. “Police in South Florida were called and he was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.”

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He was taken to a hospital but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, officials added. The three suspects were arrested in connection with the assault last night (March 30).

Video footage of the alleged attack has since emerged online.

The alleged assault comes after 6ix9ine was previously convicted after pleading guilty to his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang, which included charges ranging from drug trafficking to firearm offences. In December 2019 he was sentenced to 24 months in prison but served a few months after a judge granted him a motion for compassionate release over his COVID health risks.

Hernandez’s lawyer said at the time that he planned to ensure that the rapper got some protection after he was released from federal prison in April 2020.


Meanwhile, in the last year Hernandez has released new music including ‘GINÉ’ and ‘ZAZA‘.

Both tracks followed his 2021 releases ‘Gooba’,‘Trollz’,‘Yaya’ and ‘Punani’, which all appeared on his second album ‘TattleTales’ .

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Tyler, the Creator shares new song ‘Wharf Talk’ featuring A$AP Rocky

Tyler, the Creator has shared another new song from the deluxe edition of ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’, this time featuring A$AP Rocky.

The track, ‘Wharf Talk’, is the third the rapper has shared this week after the release of ‘Dogtooth’ and ‘Sorry Not Sorry’. You can watch his self-directed video for the song below.

The clip sees the rapper going on an invisible date before he meets up with Rocky.


Announcing the new collection entitled ‘Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale’ on Twitter earlier this week, which came out today (March 31), Tyler explained that he had “a lot of songs” left over from the LP. “Some of those songs I really love, and knew they would never see the light of day, so I’ve decided to put a few of them out,” he added.

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In a four-star review of the original album, NME wrote: “The record stands as an all-encompassing culmination of Tyler’s ever-varying sound, showing that growth isn’t always linear and that artists can be a multitude of things.

“On ‘Call Me…’, Tyler cements his place as a generational talent, one in fine form and continuing to push the boundaries of his vision and kaleidoscopic sound.”

Tyler, The Creator took home the Best Rap Album award for ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’ at the Grammys 2022.

You can listen to ‘Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale’ below.


Meanwhile, Tyler recently shared the life-changing career advice that Pharrell Williams once gave him in a teaser for new docuseries RapCaviar Presents which premiered on Hulu in the US yesterday (March 30).

The show tackles issues of today through the stories of hip-hop artists, including Tyler, Jack Harlow, Polo G, City Girls, Roddy Ricch, Coi Leray and more. A release date for the docuseries in the UK has not yet been announced.

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Judge rules Nick Carter can countersue rape accuser

A judge has ruled that Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter can countersue a woman who has accused him of rape.

Accusations against Carter first arose last year, when a civil lawsuit was filed stating that the singer allegedly raped a 17-year-old fan on his tour bus in 2001.

The allegations were made by Shannon Ruth, now aged 43, who stated that Carter handed her a drink which she believes contained a mix of cranberry juice and alcohol, before attacking her on the tour bus.

She claimed that she encountered the singer when approaching him for an autograph after a Backstreet Boys show in Tacoma, Washington. She also stated that she remained quiet following the assault as she feared retaliation.

Carter has since denied all accusations made against him and filed a counter-suit against Ruth earlier this year.

Backstreet Boys performs during the DNA World Tour 2023 at Allianz Parque on January 27, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The singer’s counterclaim alleged that Ruth was part of a conspiracy to defame and extort the singer, and that she was recruited by the family of another woman who accused Carter of sexual assault.

Ruth’s complaint also allegedly cost the band at least $2.35 million (£1.93million) between December and February due to the cancellation of promotional events, according to the counterclaim.

Following a hearing in Las Vegas on Wednesday (March 29), a judge ruled that the Backstreet Boys singer can pursue his countersuit against Ruth despite her lawyers arguing that the countersuit violated Nevada’s anti-SLAPP law – a statute designed to prevent lawsuits filed in an effort to stifle free speech, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Judge Nancy Allf denied that an anti-SLAPP motion was necessary and allowed Carter’s own case to go ahead.

The latest development comes after Carter previously claimed that a dozen witnesses can back him up against his ongoing accusations of sexual assault.

He reportedly said that the witnesses gathered were all present at the show, and include a talent manager, security personnel and fans.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.

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Lana Del Rey equals Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead and Blur’s record for UK Number One albums

Lana Del Rey has shot straight to Number One in the UK albums chart with ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’.

The singer-songwriter beat off competition from Depeche Mode‘s 15th full-length effort, ‘Memento Mori’ to score her sixth chart topping album, tying herself level Arctic Monkeys, Blur and Radiohead on the list of acts with the most UK Number One records to their name.

Del Rey also ranks as the female solo artist with the fifth-most chart topping albums in the UK after Madonna (12), Taylor Swift (9), Kylie Minogue (8) and Barbra Streisand (7).


She previously hit the top spot with ‘Born To Die’ (2012), ‘Ultraviolence’ (2014), ‘Lust For Life’ (2017), ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ (2019) and ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ (2021).

‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, proving the most popular record of the week on wax, and is the week’s most-purchased LP in independent record shops, too.

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. CREDIT: Gina Wetzler/Getty Images

Reviewing Del Rey’s album, NME wrote: “As she steps into new lyrical territory here, so too does Lana enter new sonic worlds. Her ninth album merges the soulful, classic, timeless sounds of a singer-songwriter from a distant time and the vocal melodies and techniques of an old Hollywood starlet (it’s not hard to imagine the likes of Audrey Hepburn singing parts on songs like ‘Sweet’) with trap beats, speaker-wobbling bass and spoken word tracks edited with a sense of Warholian spirit.”

‘Memento Mori’, meanwhile, gave Depeche Mode their highest-peaking record in 10 years (2013’s ‘Delta Machine’ reached Number Two, while the 2017 follow-up ‘Spirit’ came in at Number Five).

Meanwhile, Del Rey recently said it was “unfathomable” to her that she is headlining the Other Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.


The singer-songwriter was recently announced as part of the first wave of acts for this summer’s Worthy Farm event, which will be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John.

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Listen to King Krule’s unreleased tour flexi disc songs

King Krule songs that were only available via flexi discs sold on tour can now be found online.

Archy Marshall, also known as King Krule, is on The Sssh Tour – a series of intimate gigs across the EU and UK. The singer created new merch in the form of exclusive flexi discs that could only be purchased at shows. These discs featured new unreleased tracks that have since been making their rounds on the internet.

The discs include songs such as ‘It’s All Soup Now’, ‘Flimsier’, ‘Achtung’, and ‘Time For Slurp’ – which are now readily available to listen to after fans uploaded the tracks to YouTube.


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Fans have taken to Reddit to discuss the releases. One fan commented how “people think that some of these songs could just be demos and that Archy is putting some like ‘Flimsier’ and ‘…Soup’ onto the [next] record. But officially, Archy put on his Insta story that these are never to be released.”

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These songs are the first signs of new music since the singer-songwriters’s fourth album, ‘Man Alive!’. In a four-star view of the album, NME said: “King Krule fans will find their hero to be far more accessible on ‘Man Alive!’. The Krulean gloom is beginning to lift and, with this newfound paternal responsibility and a more optimistic worldview in place, Marshall’s creativity is shining for all the world to see.”

Earlier this year, King Krule released the audio from his 2019 short film Hey World! to streaming platforms for the first time.


The lo-fi film, directed by his partner Charlotte Patmore, captured Archy Marshall in the Cheshire countryside. He performed four songs from 2020 album ‘Man Alive!’ – ‘Perfecto Miserable’, ‘Alone, Omen 3’, ‘(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On’ and ‘Energy Fleets’ – which were, at the time, unreleased.

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