Throughout the past months, XXXTENTACION has become the most polarizing figure in rap. Ever since his song "Look At Me!" became a viral sensation, the conversation around XXX has been about more than just the music.
XXX, real name Jahseh Onfroy, is currently facing serious charges including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment, and domestic battery. He's pleaded not guilty and a trial is scheduled to begin on October 5, but details of the accusation have surfaced, and the vivid descriptions of violence are disturbing. The news comes from Pitchfork, who released sections of the 142-page transcript of the testimony given by the reported victim in the case.
These are excerpts from the report:
About a week later, she and XXXTentacion moved to an apartment in Sweetwater, Fla. In two incidents there, XXXTentacion grabbed her by the neck, strangled her, and forced her down on the bed before another person who lived there came to the rescue. “I’m like scared,” she said, recalling how she felt. “It’s like he’s going to like end up killing me or something.”
In early October 2016, she found out that she was pregnant by XXXTentacion. The pregnancy was planned by both of them. On the afternoon of October 6, he told her to move from the bed they were lying on. He then went out onto the balcony, where she could still hear him, and called up the person she had slept with while XXXTentacion was in jail, demanding to know everything. When XXXTentacion returned inside, he told her, “You need to tell me the truth right now or I’ll kill you and this jit.” She said that “jit” was slang for the unborn child.
He then started elbowing, head-butting, and punching her. He strangled her until she almost passed out. He took her to the bathroom and demanded one last time that she tell him everything or he would kill her in the bathtub. She couldn’t even recognize her face in the mirror—it looked “distorted”—and her left eye was completely shut and “leaking blood.” She was losing vision. She vomited.