Rapper XXXTentacion released a controversial video for his singles, “Look at Me” and “Riot,” on Tuesday, which featured the hanging of a young white child.
The video, obviously, has received a bit of attention — but not for the reasons you might be thinking.
The 19-year-old rapper was accused of perpetrating disturbing domestic abuse against a former girlfriend in 2016. The charges stemming from the incident included aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering.
He was jailed in January as a result of the woman’s accusations and released in March.
A 142-page report was published, which detailed the horrifying allegations brought against him by his ex-girlfriend.
The South Florida rapper’s trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 5. He has plead not guilty to the charges.
Over the last week, the rapper seemingly addressed his upcoming trial on Instagram and made further threats against those who speak ill of him.
“I’m insensitive because I refuse to accept a reality for myself that is not my own, I will not have fabricated stories pushed on me, and have people trying to make me submissive off some s**t I ain’t do, I’m good,” he wrote.
In a recording, he responded to those calling him a “domestic abuser.”
“I’ma f*** y’all little sisters in they throats,” he said. “Everybody that called me a domestic abuser, I’m finna domestically abuse y’all little sister p***y from the back.”
“If you want your p***y domestically abused, hit my line,” he added, about the feminist movement.
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