Kanye West says he regrets not standing up for XXXTentacion before his death

The late rapper was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend

Kanye West has said he regrets not supporting XXXTentacion before his death.

The late rapper, who was shot and killed in June at the age of 20, was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend last year. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In an Instagram post in which he defended A$AP Bari from sexual assault claims earlier today (September 27), West wrote: “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 and that was some pussy shit on my part.

“I let the perception and the robots control me. That’s the true sunken place. […] Jedis never let perception and cancel culture get between them.”

Meanwhile, West is set to release a new album this weekend, titled ‘Yandhi’. The record will drop on September 29 and follows ‘Ye‘, which was released in June as part of the rapper’s Wyoming series that also included records from G.O.O.D. Music artists including Pusha T and Teyana Taylor.

‘Yandhi’ is widely believed to be a follow-up to 2013’s ‘Yeezus’. The artwork shows a CD jewel case, which bears strong similarities to that album’s sleeve.

The star will also perform on SNL on Saturday as the first musical guest in the show’s new series. He originally announced his appearance on the programme by tweeting an image of the show’s guests with Yandhi in place of his own name.

Earlier this month, West previewed a clip of new music in an Instagram story. The short snippet soundtracked videos of him getting in a white car and then leaving the same vehicle and entering a studio space. He could be heard singing in falsetto and using vocal effects on the clip.