Vic Mensa is just not backing down after coming below fireplace for dissing XXXTentacion throughout his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher.
During Saturday’s taping in Miami, the Chicago MC made reference to the late rapper’s alleged abuse, whereas his mom Cleopatra Bernard was within the viewers to just accept the award for Best New Hip Hop Artist on her son’s behalf.
In his freestyle, Mensa reportedly mentioned, “Your favourite rapper is an abuser” earlier than referencing XXX.
After going through backlash, Mensa addressed his controversial feedback about XXX. “Recently I did a freestyle for the BET Awards cypher, addressing and condemning rappers who unabashedly abuse ladies and those that arise for them and even name them legends,” he mentioned in an Instagram video on Monday (Oct. eight).
According to Mensa, the cypher was pre-recorded weeks in the past and he didn't know that XXX’s mom could be in attendance. “I had no concept a grieving mom could be within the viewers to honor her misplaced son,” he mentioned. “I by no means supposed to disrespect her and I supply my deepest condolences for her loss by the hands of gun violence.”
However, he stands by what he mentioned. “I vehemently reject the development in hip-hop of championing abusers and I can't maintain my tongue about it,” he continued. “I don’t give a fuck about getting consideration. I care about bringing consciousness and holding folks accountable for his or her actions.”
In response, XXX followers have been fast to name out Mensa for allegedly choking his former girlfriend, which he spoke about throughout a 2016 go to to “The Breakfast Club.” “I’m not happy with that,” he mentioned. “That was one thing I needed to study and develop from. I've the utmost respect for girls.”