Vic Mensa reportedly criticized XXXTentacion and his alleged home abuse throughout a cypher on the taping the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards with X's mom within the crowd, and got here underneath fireplace 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, could be on the occasion to simply 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 girls and those that get up for them and even name them legends. I stand by these statements," he calmly states within the video. "I vehemently reject the development in hip-hop championing abusers and I can’t 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 girls. Domestic & sexual abuse usually are not excusable as a result of you may have expertise or you might be troubled. With that stated I used to be not conscious his mom could be in attendance & I fer her my deepest condolences," Mensa additionally captioned the put up.
Footage 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 under.