Following up on their report about a newly-obtained XXXTentacion recording, Pitchfork have shared details from the tape's full transcript. Originally only reporting on a short audio excerpt, a more detailed transcript of all 27 minutes of the recording is now available via the publication. In the tape secretly recorded in 2016, rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot in killed in June 2018, admits to domestic violence and other violent crimes including claiming responsibility for an unsolved stabbing, discusses his trauma, as well as thoughts of suicide he experienced.
“She fell through on every occasion until now,” he said in the one minute excerpt from the tape released yesterday, which was recorded around the time of his arrest on October 8, 2016. “But 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. You seen me. You know what I do to people,” he continued. Elsewhere in the recording he says, “I will kill that bitch if she play with me.”
To recap, when XXXTentacion was shot and killed in June of this year, he was awaiting trial for a 2016 abuse case involving the ex-girlfriend he refers to in the tape. He was charged by the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office with aggravated battery of a pregnant victim, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. The alleged victim detailed all these accusations in a January 2017 deposition. XXXTentacion plead not guilty to these charges, maintaining his innocence up until his death.
Read the full report, which includes new details, via Pitchfork.
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