XXXTentacion can be heard confessing to a series of violent crimes in a newly obtained, secret recording.
The 20-year-old rapper was shot dead as he left a Miami motorcycle dealership in June. Officials claim that his car was being locked by another vehicle when two masked gunmen approached his car, before shooting him and fleeing with a Louis Vuitton bag filled with $50,000.
He had a history of domestic abuse charges – including the aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and false imprisonment because of a series of alleged attacks on his ex-girlfriend.
Now, Pitchfork has obtained secret recording from the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office, which sees the rapper discuss numerous crimes, including domestic abuse. Speaking of an ex-girlfriend who he believed cheated on him, the rapper says, “I put my source of happiness in another person, which was a mistake initially, right?
“But she fell through on every occasion until now. Until I started fucking her up bruh. I started fucking 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.”
Although he did not detail what he had done to the alleged victim, he says, “I will kill that bitch if she play with me,” earlier on in the recording.
Later, he refers to a stabbing incident in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The incident took place in 2016, and police searched “for the person who stabbed three people during a fight in Deerfield Beach.” There’s no record of anyone being charged for the stabbing but according to a report obtained by Pitchfork, a witness “saw an unknown black male with tattoos on his face swinging a knife in multiple directions.”
“I’m on [Miami] New Times for stabbing, how many people they put in the news? They said three, it was eight,” the rapper says.
“You ever seen somebody get their tongue cut out? … You ever seen somebody get raped? … You ever seen somebody try to kill your mom in front of you?” he asks his friends later on. “Every night you go to sleep and you remember what you seen and you remember how it felt and you remember that horrible feeling in your soul. Nobody can comfort you. It’s something I gotta deal with.”
The Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office states that “according to the office, both the prosecution and XXXTentacion’s defence considered the tape a confession.”