Words by Corey Copeland
XXXTentacion took to Instagram recently to drop barrage of intense statements on Insta-stories. The emerging MC made some eyebrow raising statements. Firstly, the rapper made a post stating he was terminating his deal with Capitol records. The Look At Me… mc posted “I will not be releasing music for a very long time, I’m tired of this s***.”
The eery announcement leaves fans to ponder what could have triggered these rage-fueled outbursts from the man who should feel like the world is at his feet.
The second shared story embodied the swag of a person who knows their own value. The winter is fast approaching and the 19-year-old proves it is never to early make a LeBron-esque free agency declaration. Confidently returning in his next post with another show-stopping declaration that issues an open call for his services. Negotiating on his own terms, the post implies suiters must be willing to match the figures disclosed in what he refers to as his previously alleged contract.
Coupled with travel perks, he writes, “I would be happy, to be in business with you.” He then concludes the statement. “I am currently a free agent, well I always was.”
His first full-length album 17, it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts this year. Midway through October, the album amassed an impressive 313,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. through the week ending Oct.12. Before we informed you of the artist’s initial signing, last week on Oct. 20.
With no statements issued from Capitol Records, Its fair to say that young man is still finding his bearings as he continues to navigate the ever-changing and turbulent lifestyle that comes with he territory of being a hip-hop star.