I waited a day before writing this because I honestly didn’t know what to say. I wasn’t sure I was even going to write this and the only reason I am writing it is because I haven’t seen my opinion anywhere and I can’t be the only one who feels this way.
There seems to be two popular opinions: 1. Ignore his past/he’s changed and we should respect and mourn his death; this is mainly his friends, fans etc. saying that. 2. People bringing up his past and almost celebrating that he has passed away.
Personally I’m somewhere in the middle. I wasn’t a fan of his music but I won’t celebrate a twenty year old being shot and robbed in broad daylight. There’s a few stories out about X that I don’t know to be true but if you don’t know he (all allegedly I guess?) beat his girlfriend, the pictures are really tough to see so I won’t post them but google them if you’d like, tried raping the same girlfriend with a fork and when he was in jail he beat up a gay man for being gay. Before yesterday when he died I had only heard of the domestic abuse not about the attempted rape or the homophobic assault so if the information is wrong or untrue that’s on me.
Assuming all those things are true the guy is an absolute piece of shit and if he didn’t make music people liked that would be the universal opinion. The pictures of his girlfriends face after he assaulted her are truly disgusting if you decide to check them out. With that being said if you saw the video after he got shot where he’s slumped over with his mouth open and didn’t feel sad you really need to look at yourself.
You don’t have to like, respect or even know who XXXTentacion was to feel sad that a twenty year old was murdered. You don’t have to choose a side. You don’t have to like someone to think it’s bad that he was shot.
I know this was a different type of post then usual but I wanted to get my thoughts out there. Like always, let me know what you think on twitter @EddieBLP