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Tekashi 6ix9ine was attacked by a group of men inside the Brooklyn federal detention center yesterday, MTO News has confirmed. 

According to multiple sources, the rapper whose real name is Daniel Hernandez was attacked by a group of men. He was then taken into protective custody.

Details of Tekashi's  attack is spreading quickly on social media. The initial source claimed to have gotten word about Tekashi's attack during visit with an inmate at the Brooklyn detention center earlier today.

Since that report, TMZ confirmed that Tekashi was transferred out of the unit where he was being housed. The website explains:

Sources connected to the new detention center tell TMZ ... federal authorities facilitated the transfer Wednesday night. Our sources say 69 specifically asked to be in a unit away from the Crips and the Bloods.

Normally, inmates with celebrity status are segregated from the rest of the Metropolitan Detention Centers population - for protection. But for some inexplicable reason, Tekashi was housed in the same area with inmates the U.S. Justice Department describes as “extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone.”

And while Tekashi's alleged attackers are not known. There are some theories on who his attackers may be. 

In court hearing earlier this week, a prosecutor told the judge that members of the Bloods gang “wanted to super violate him” — meaning harm him.

So far, no details of Tekashi's condition have been released. But he is believed to have not been seriously injured.