The BET Hip Hop Awards is set to air next week on October 16th at 7pm, yet the timeline of events from the pre-recorded show are already all over social media. As previously reported, DJ Scheme took to Twitter to call Vic Mensa out in regards to an XXXTentacion diss he incorporated into his verse for the Hip-Hop Awards cypher he was apart of.

Since then, Vic Mensa has took the time to respond and defend his statements.

Vic Mensa posted a video on Instagram that expressed his sincerest apologies to XXXtentacion’s mom (who he didn’t know would be in the audience to hear his freestyle). He explained that he never intended to intentionally disrespect her whatsoever. Nonetheless, he also went on to express that he still fully stands behind his statements and completely rejects the trend in Hip-Hop that champions abusers and that he would not hold his tongue about that.

Watch the Instagram video below.