Vic Mensa reportedly criticized XXXTentacion and his alleged home abuse throughout a cypher on the taping of the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards with X's mom within the crowd, and got here below hearth for it on Sunday (Oct. 7). The Chicago rapper then posted a video Monday night (Oct. eight) standing by his phrases.
The 25-year-old says that he recorded the freestyle "weeks in the past" and was unaware that XXXTentacion's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, can be on the occasion to just accept her son's award for finest new artist.
"Recently I did a freestyle for the BET Awards cypher addressing and condemning rappers who unabashedly abuse ladies and people who get up for them and even name them legends. I stand by these statements," he calmly states within the video. "I vehemently reject the pattern in hip-hop of championing abusers and I cannot maintain my tongue about it. I don't give a fuck about getting consideration. I care about bringing consciousness and holding individuals accountable for his or her actions."
"Protect ladies. Domestic & sexual abuse usually are not excusable as a result of you could have expertise or you’re troubled. With that stated I used to be not conscious his mom can be in attendance & I provide her my deepest condolences," Mensa additionally captioned the publish.
Footage of what precisely Mensa stated on the taping is but to floor; tthe previously-recorded BET Hip Hop Awards will air in full on Oct. 16.
Check out Vic Mensa's response to the backlash beneath.