X is doing himself no favors
XXXTentacion is in trouble again after punching yet another fan at one of his shows.
This time the fight between the embattled rapper and a fan came during his set at this year’s Rolling Loud fest, already the site of one high-profile fight between Lil B and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. In a video of the scrap, X can be seen crowdsurfing during his hit song “Look At Me!” when a fan does a little bit more than put his hands up. X punches the fan several times in the head and beats him with the microphone while yelling down at him. The crowd eventually moves in to pull the pair apart.
While no charges have come out of X’s beatdown yet, the rapper jumped on the internet to explain himself and hopefully get ahead of the story.
“If you see footage of me punching somebody in their face at my show, it’s because he punched me in my face. I don’t know if they have it on camera but I got punched in my face while I was performing. So I responded and punched him in his face to protect myself. So, I’m letting everybody now. I’m beating time from now and letting everybody know. I got punched in my sh*t so I punched him back in his sh*t.”
The response is only slightly more apologetic about the whole thing than a similar statement he shared after hitting a fan with a right cross at a show over the summer.
“I just know it’s people hating pretty much,” he told TMZ about a fight he got into during another show. “People just being haters. At the end of the day like, to be 19 years old and have this amount of success…there’s going to be a lot of problems. It’s not something I wasn’t ready for. So I mean, I’m just gonna take it like a man and be a man about the situation and do what I gotta do.”
A Violent Fest
X’s unapologetic and violent reaction to those who would wish to do him harm is the exact opposite of what Lil B did after getting jumped backstage at the music festival.
“A boogie with a hoodie and his crew jumped me,” wrote The Based God on Twitter. “Don’t no how many of em it was but it’s all good I love y’all and I forgive y’all. LOVE. Use me as an example I was violently jumped by A Boogie. Hella his people I was 1 deep, no security. It’s good I forgive them. Love y’all. Just because someone hurts you does not mean you need to retaliate! I love the people who jumped me. I mean that. Stay positive and safe.”
Other rappers rushed to Lil B’s aid, decrying anyone who would attack the ultra-positive rapper. Travis Scott and ScHoolboy Q both said that it was rap’s duty to defend someone like Lil B. It’s unlikely that X will receive the same response, given his standoffishness, gleefully violent persona and checkered legal history.
See the Fight
Check out a video of the incident up top. What do you think? Did this fan get what was coming to him? Should X have held his hands considering the charges he’s already facing? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.