1. “SAD!” by XXXTentacion
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The rise in recognition for the late Florida rapper, nonetheless, was inextricable from his extremely disturbing previous. Because the singer’s good friend and fellow rapper Denzel Curry as soon as stated in an interview with HotNewHipHop: “The factor with X is, when he received into bother, that is what blew him up.”
When he was shot and killed in June, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial for a protracted checklist of prison costs, together with home battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and aggravated battery of a pregnant girl — accusations the alleged sufferer detailed in a January 2017 deposition. He pleaded not responsible to the fees and maintained his innocence till his demise.
In recordings lately uncovered by Pitchfork, XXXTentacion may be heard speaking about assaulting an ex-girlfriend (“I’ll kill that bitch if she play with me”) and stabbing 9 individuals.
In a 2016 podcast interview, he bragged about strangling and beating a jail inmate almost to demise as a result of he was “a faggot” who was “staring” at him.
All stated, the continued curiosity in and assist of XXXTentacion is baffling — significantly within the period of #MeToo and cancellation tradition. No matter whether or not “SAD!” is even good (it is not), it is upsetting to see it on a fan-favorite checklist of any sort.
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