Controversial Rapper XXXtentacion Lynching Video Attracts Attention From KKK

Philip Fairbanks

The internet went nuts after rapper XXXtentacion's disturbing video for the song "Look at Me" went viral. The promotional video, which features a toddler being lynched by the rapper, has become infamous overnight scoring a whopping 10 million views on YouTube in just the first 48 hours. The video may have been taken out of context, considering the lyrics seem to suggest that the rapper is against both white on black, black on white and black on black violence. The click-bait controversy seems to have been fairly counterproductive, however, seeing as the disturbing visuals of a child being lynched turned more than a few stomachs.

The rapper has reportedly been threatened by the KKK since his video went public. In an Instagram post (which has since been deleted) the caller left an aggressive and threatening message fraught with profanity.

"You want to kill white people? You want to kill Black people? You want to play with the K, mother***ker. We're gonna tear your mother****ing' a** down, b***h. We're coming for ya."

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) September 16, 2017

— Dr Caveman (@The_Dr_Caveman) September 14, 2017

BET notes that the timing on this is a bit questionable as well. His video for "Look at Me" features the 19-year-old rapper inciting riots before the lynching of a small, white boy is portrayed. Court documents released show that XXX may have physically and verbally abused his now pregnant girlfriend. Allegations that he had beaten her and even threatened to kill her have also surfaced. BET points out that despite the use of "provocative visuals" to make his point on, albeit, an important topic, his message may end up drowned out by the clickbait controversy and legal struggles pending.

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