As many of his fans continue to romanticise the artist, the man behind the musical moniker of XXXTentacion has been posthumously caught on record confessing to a whole host of violent crimes including assault, domestic abuse and stabbing in a recording obtained by Pitchfork.
The 20-year-old rapper was shot dead in June when leaving his motorcycle dealership in Miami, with the assailants escaping with a Louis Vuitton bag filled with $50,000. After his death, his fans mourned him deeply while others highlighted his domestic abuse as reasons to not laud the rapper above everyone else. Pitchfork have now obtained a recording where XXXTentacion confesses to multiple accounts of domestic abuse, assault and stabbing up to eight people.
When talking about an ex-girlfriend whom he believed was cheating on him, the rapper says, “I put my source of happiness in another person, which was a mistake initially, right? But she fell through on every occasion until now. Until I started fucking her up bruh. I started fucking her up because she made one mistake. And from there, the whole cycle went down. Now she’s scared. That girl is scared for her life. Which I understand.”
In 2016 there was an incident in Deerfield Park in Miami where witnesses had previously described that they “saw an unknown black male with tattoos on his face swinging a knife in multiple directions.”
XXXTentacion is heard on the tapes talking of the incident “I’m on [Miami] New Times for stabbing, how many people they put in the news? They said three, it was eight,” the rapper says.
“You ever seen somebody get their tongue cut out? … You ever seen somebody get raped? … You ever seen somebody try to kill your mom in front of you?” he asks his companions later on in the recording.
“Every night you go to sleep and you remember what you seen and you remember how it felt and you remember that horrible feeling in your soul. Nobody can comfort you. It’s something I gotta deal with.”
It has also come to light that now the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office states that “according to the office, both the prosecution and XXXTentacion’s defence considered the tape a confession.”