By Phil  |  09-16-2017   News
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19-year old rapper XXXtentacion's disturbing and graphic promotional video for his song "Look at me" went viral earlier this week. "Look at him" is just what 10 million viewers at YouTube did in the first 48 hours. Not everybody liked what they saw.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The xxxtentacion video isn&#39;t actually racist against whites because the little boy was actually Italian.</p>&mdash; Charls (@CharelsCD) <a href="https://twitter.com/CharelsCD/status/908376180000145408">September 14, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<i>BET</i> points out the deplorably bad timing. The music video for "Look at me" is released at the same time as te rapper's pending trial. According to public court documents XXX may have physically and verbally abused his now pregnant girlfriend. Allegations of death threats and domestic battery have also surfaced. <i>BET</i> 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.

The rapper insists that any negative perception of the video results from taking it out of context. X claims the video means to say "All lives matter." At this point, he's sure to piss off more folks on both sides of the aisle than he'll ever win over, but X is no stranger to courting controversy, even before the latest clickbait scandal emerged. Beefs with former DeGrassi star Drake and annother rapper, Rob Stone have resulted in major attention and in the case of Stone, actual violence.

X was knocked <strong>COLD</strong> on stage just this June by a member of the entourage of fellow rapper Rob Stone who X apparently had been involved in some "beef" with.

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— XXL Magazine (@XXL) <a href="https://twitter.com/XXL/status/909088256498765825">September 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">Rapper who made video lynching a white child getting his lights knocked out<a href="https://t.co/6Zsl6ldYEj">https://t.co/6Zsl6ldYEj</a>

Most recently, the rapper is <a href="https://www.vibe.com/2017/09/xxxtentacion-death-threat-kkk-look-at-me-music-video/">reporting being threatened by the KKK</a>. In a now deleted Instagram post a caller purporting to represent the KKK offers up the following in an over-the-top cartoonish villain voice.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The KKK called xxxtentacion over his recent music video….. but y&#39;all tell me why the KKK dude sound like stitches tho?? <a href="https://t.co/6mxViD37fn">pic.twitter.com/6mxViD37fn</a></p>&mdash; DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) <a href="https://twitter.com/IamAkademiks/status/908362960296439809">September 14, 2017</a></blockquote>

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"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 mothering' a down, b***h. We're coming for ya."

"Stitches," a professional clown who can not take his face paint off, is of course denying the call was made by him, claiming "he isn't racist." Besides, he couldn't be in the KKK, because "he Cuban." Right, of course, but who in their right mind after listening to that embarassing farce actually believed it was a member of the KKK. As friend and fellow writer here at the Goldwater redpill related: "There's an old saying, if there are 16 men at a Klan Rally 6 are FBI 2 are ATF 2 are CIA and 6 are informants."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RT if you&#39;re taller than xxxtentacion <a href="https://t.co/WOniiwGGc4">pic.twitter.com/WOniiwGGc4</a></p>&mdash; Ben (@MITROVlC) <a href="https://twitter.com/MITROVlC/status/908006047272636416">September 13, 2017</a></blockquote>

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No one is accusing you of being racist, Mr. Face-tattoo, we're accusing you of hoaxing the public hand in hand with X. <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/8057-Toddler-Lynching-Rapper-May-Have-a-Message-Worth-Listening-To">Earlier, I had hopes regarding the possibility that XXX may have been earnest</a> in attempting to couch a positive message in a provocative package. It seems, however at this point, most likely a case of collusion between two attention starved children who have already nearly overdosed on undeserved approbation.

<a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/09/xxxtentacion-responds-abuse-allegations/"><i>XXL</i> magazine</a>, even points out that it is unclear how the caller was able to obtain XXX's number. More and more though, this story looks like a blatant and thoroughly tastless attempt to milk the attention economy.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">XXX is the center of controversy again <a href="https://t.co/QJxJEwWkAQ">https://t.co/QJxJEwWkAQ</a>

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