Vic mensa He addressed the growing controversy surrounding the late rapper XXX Temptation and the performance of Mensa's Hip-Hop BET Awards, which airs on October 16. On Sunday, DJ Scheme, a producer who worked with XXXTentacion, accused the Chicago rapper declares "Your favorite rapper is an abuser" and mentions XXXTentation during his freestyle. Last year, Miami New Times He described Scheme as the "DJ Clue to Miami" s Jay-Zs ", for his work with XXX Temptation, Wifisfuneral, Ski Mask the Slump God and the rap scene in the South Florida area.
On Instagram, Vic highlighted his condemnation of alleged abusers in hip-hop. "Recently, I made a free style for the BET award, which treated and condemned rappers who openly abuse women and those who defend them and even call them legends," Mensa said. "I'm behind those statements."
Before your Death in June, XXX Temptation. I was Loaded with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman., domestic assault by strangulation, false imprisonment and manipulation of witnesses for an alleged incident with his girlfriend at the time. Despite the serious claims, the Florida rapper was awarded Best Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Hip-Hop AwardsAccording to the assistants. Vic apologized to XXXTentacion's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, who was in the awards program and explained that her key was recorded before the recording.
"It was recorded for weeks and I had no idea that a grieving mother would be in the audience to honor her lost son. "I never intended to disrespect him and offer him my deepest condolences for his loss at the hands of gun violence," he continued. "However, I vehemently reject the tendency in hip-hop to abuse the defenders and I'm not going to say anything about it, I do not give a shit that they pay attention to me, I worry about raising awareness and making people responsible for their Actions ".
"Protect women," Mensa added in the title of his video. "Domestic and sexual abuse are not excusable because you have talent or you are worried."
In July, Mensa wrote an opinion piece for Rolling Stone It details how violence with firearms has impacted his personal life and calls for a ban on AR-15.
"The culture of arms in the United States is a plague, but the virus is too deeply rooted to be completely eliminated, it is time for us to address the symptoms," he wrote. "The carnage in the black communities will not be resolved through gun control, that will require infrastructure, money and government support to close the gaps that have forgotten those communities." Mass shooting, on the other hand, is a different phenomenon, that can be affected by having a little common sense and the courage to challenge the billionaires who benefit from our pain. "