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6ix9ine mobbed by huge crowd as he visits one of the most dangerous hoods in Mexico

6ix9ine mobbed by huge crowd as he visits one of the most dangerous hoods in Mexico

The controversial rapper had a warm reception when he visited Tepito, Mexico.

Tekashi 6ix9ine was mobbed by a massive crowd during his recent trip to Tepito, Mexico.

The controversial rapper, 27, visited the barrio in Mexico City this week to visit a mural painted for him by fans.

Locals were pleased to see the 'FEFE' musician, who was followed as he rode through the streets on a motorcycle and was surrounded by fans as he posed in front of the mural.

Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared to remain calm as dozens of cameras were pointed at him and fans called out for his attention.

Tepito is a notorious barrio located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City. Although it is also known for its colourful tianguis open-market, Tepito is referred to as 'Barrio Bravo' because of the crime in the neighbourhood.

Some of the crimes in the neighbourhood are down to counterfeit goods, however, Tepito also has a reputation for drug trafficking, arms trafficking and robbery.

Tepito is ruled by the La Union gang who deal in drugs, weapons and assassinations. The documentary Banged Up: My Story - Toughest Stories from Behind Bars, delves into the estimates suggesting that around eight kilos of cocaine and half a ton of marijuana are sold in the alleyways in Tepito every weekend.

It should come as no surprise that tourists are encouraged to avoid Tepito because of its crime.

Tekashi 6ix9ine was filmed meeting and greeting fans in Tepito, Mexico.
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In other 6ix9ine news, the chart-topping musician spoke out for the first time at the end of March after footage of him being brutally attacked in a gym surfaced.

According to his attorney Lance Lazzaro, Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was hanging out in a gym in South Florida on 21 March when he was allegedly jumped by a number of attackers.

He tried to defend himself but ended up being brutally beaten, with police and an ambulance called to the scene of the attack.

The rapper was then taken to hospital so his injuries could be treated and images of him in a hospital bed covered in cuts and bruises have since been shown.

His first post promoted his new music video and carried the caption: "IM BACK THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CALLED AND REACHED OUT. I LOVE YOU GUYS FOREAL.

The 'FEFE' rapper filmed himself riding through Tepito on a motorbike.
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"First time addressing the situation." he wrote in the Instagram post.

"For 2 years I been walking around with no security. Not saying I promote that BUT now you see I really never hid from anything."

"If you ever crossed my path or ever came to my house (you girls know who you are) ya can tell the world 'Danny drives his own cars and be solo' You know how many of you people seen me in real life by myself in gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants, etc.

"Anyway what happen here was nothing but cowardly. 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) 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???"

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/6ix9ine

Topics: Celebrity, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Crime, Travel, Music, Drugs