Kanye West Appears To Defend XXXTentacion In 'Skins' Album Verse
The recently-unveiled track list for XXXTentacion’s posthumous album Skins showed Kanye West as the only credited featured artist on the project. In what appears to be leaked audio of the 10-song effort, West perceivably defends XXX’s sexual abuse allegations on the song, “One Minute.”
“Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin’,” he reportedly spits on the song. “The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.” He also makes a comparison between Famous Amos cookies and a vagina in the verse.
Last month, audio recorded during the late-musician’s time behind bars was transcribed and released to the public. In the transcriptions, conversations between XXX and multiple people in 2016 unlocked many murky conversations, including physical abuse on his then-girlfriend, who also accused him of sexual assault.
Earlier this year, West went on a rant defending A$AP Bari and XXXTentacion, stating that he should have stood up for his friends amidst sexual abuse allegations against them.
“Bari challenged me when no one else did and when he got in trouble I was scared to say he was my friend just like I did with xxx[tentacion] and that was some pu**y sh*t on my part,” he wrote on Instagram in September.
Since his death by gunshot in mid-June, the 20-year-old’s death has been polarizing to say the least, due to the controversial life he led. He was awaiting trial in a domestic abuse case prior to his murder.