XXXTentacion’s troubled past has been a topic of debate even after he passed away earlier this year. Pitchfork recently obtained a secret audio recording of X in which the rapper seemingly admitted to physically abusing his ex-girlfriend.
The excerpt published is part of a 27-minute tape that was reportedly recorded in Oct. 2016, according to Pitchfork. On the tape, XXX – whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy – admitted to intimidating his ex-girlfriend and physically harming her.
“She fell through on every occasion until now,” he says on the one-minute excerpt. “But I started f**king her up because she made one mistake. And from there, the whole cycle went down… Now she’s scared. That girl is scared for her life. Which I understand. You seen me. You know what I do to people. I will kill that bitch if she play with me.”
The late rapper also spoke about an unsolved stabbing that reportedly occurred in Deerfield Beach in Jan. 2016, according to Noisey. “All of them boys knew, … I’m on New Times for stabbing, how many people they put in the news? They said three, it was eight. In Deerfield,” he added.
As previously reported, XXXTentacion was accused of abusing his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend in Oct. 2016. Several documents from his court case were published online, alleging that he pushed her down the steps as well as assaulted her with a foreign object. He pled not guilty to all charges, maintaining that he was innocent.
Onfroy was shot and killed in June 2018 at the age of 20. In light of his passing, his abuse case was dropped.
Listen to the recording obtained by Pitchfork below.