Vic Mensa responded on Monday to the reaction he received for his key to the BET Hip-Hop Awards where he allegedly called XXXTentación an "abuser." In a video posted on Instagram, Vic criticized X, who was accused of domestic and sexual abuse before his death. However, he acknowledges that he never intended to offend the mother of the late rapper, Cleopatra Bernard, while attending the ceremony to accept his award for Best New Artist.
On Sunday, DJ Scheme posted a tweet to Mensa for some of the bars he spat in his free style.
Vic does not deny his statements, instead, he wants to use his platform to hold someone like X accountable for his actions. "I vehemently reject the tendency in hip-hop to abuse the defenders, and I will not contain my language about it," he explains. "I do not care if they attract attention, I care about calling attention and holding people accountable for their actions."
The 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be televised on October 16.