Since his murder in June 2018, XXXTentacion has perhaps become an even more polarizing figure than he was when he was alive. In a new set of prison phone calls recorded in 2016, the late musician discusses “bashing” his ex-girlfriend’s face by making her look bad on social media, muses about his impact on the industry and wanting to make change.
Pitchfork writes that the “Sad!” musician’s phone calls were made to multiple people in a span of 46 hours between October 25 and October 27, 2016. “In the calls, XXXTentacion can be heard expressing a range of emotions about his hopes he would be released and his disappointment on learning he would not be,” the site writes. He also discusses sex and violent incidents of alleged abuse on his then-girlfriend.
“I already got what I wanted, I already bashed her face—her face on the internet, bruh, I done made her look bad on the internet, bruh,” XXX said during one conversation with a young woman on Oct. 26. In another phone call after word spread of a video the young woman posted about his “bash her face” comments, he asked for an embarrassing video of his ex to post on the Internet.
“I got something for this b**ch-a**. She should have never done this. I got a video, bruh,” he said in the call.
In another phone call, XXX discusses how he will be “bigger than Drake” in the industry because he found the agency that represents artists like “Kanye [West], A$AP Rocky…Diplo and Skrillex.”
“I’ll dominate the whole country,” he said. “I’ll be bigger than Drake…I’m thinking when we finally do get a check from SoundCloud it’s gonna be fat, bruh.”
Despite many highly disturbing comments throughout the phone calls, XXXTentacion seemed hopeful about making a change in his life. He notes that he was eager to make things right with his mother and that he wanted to make an impact with the platform he was given.
“I wanna do something good with the power that I get,” he told a woman on the other line. “Bad people do good things… I need to figure out how to open my third eye.”
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