This weekend, the 2018 BET Awards were filmed in Miami ahead of its airing on October 16. Late rapper XXXTentacion received a posthumous award for Best New Artist, accepted by his mother on his behalf. Vic Mensa was also in attendance to perform a freestyle as part of a cypher, where he called out XXXTentacion for his acts of violence against women.

DJ Scheme, a collaborator of XXX, took to Twitter to voice his frustration with Mensa's words about the late rapper, tweeting "yo bro how u gone say 'Your favorite rapper is an abuser' and then follow it with a line saying “some shit X some shit so I won’t live long,” continuing, "u can deny it but everyone who was there heard that shit."

Mensa shared his thoughts on the situation in a video shared on Instagram, claiming that his performance was filmed weeks ago. "I had no idea a grieving mother would be in the audience to honor her lost son," Mensa says in the clip. "However, I vehemently reject the trend in hip hop of championing abusers, and I will not hold my tongue about it." Watch the whole statement below, and stay tuned for the 2018 BET Awards airing October 16.

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In other music news, Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard charts.

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