The BET Hip-Hop Awards taped in Miami Florida last night (Oct. 6) and controversial rapper XXXTentacion once again reminded everyone that he's one of the most bizarre new artists in music.

XXX showed up at the event rocking a strange half black, half white mask with his girl by his side. Was he making some sort of statement in a time of racial division? Maybe. Was he just being odd again? Likely.

XXX has seen his star rise over the past year and with the burst of fame has come unending controversy. His art is deliberately provocative, but he's also at the center of a domestic abuse case that has left many fans and commentators with a bad taste.

XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, has been accused of beating his girlfriend for nearly a year. In documents obtain by Pitchfork, the victim, who remains unidentified, detailed some disturbing patterns of abuse by the rapper. In one incident, the rapper became angry after hearing the victim hum another rapper’s lyrics on his song. He allegedly head-butted her and then put her in a bathtub and beat her repeatedly. The victim suffered black eyes, a lump on the back of her head, scratch marks, and bruises, including a large bruise on her ankle where he stomped her.

Depositions were also taken by the woman’s ex-boyfriend, his mother, Sgt. Amel Soto and the Miami Beach police have all corroborated that the victim was extremely battered.

His domestic abuse trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 5 but was delayed.

 

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