American rapper XXXTentacion pretended to commit suicide on Instagram so as to get more popularity.
The rapper from Lauderhill, Florida, who has frequently rhymed about having a “relationship” with Satan and talks about being depressed, posted footage of himself hanging from a tree. Followers who saw the video freaked out believing he had committed suicide.
Fans took to social media to react to news that he killed himself but he later took to his Instagram account to dispel rumors he was dead. He explained it was a stunt for an upcoming music video and posted a clip from an upcoming music video that shows him rapping while hanging from a tree.
X captioned his post: “If you thought I would pretend to kill myself for a publicity stunt you’re f*****g stupid.”
He added this statement: “Everyone needs to calm down. That was a prop from my music video. It was a piece of my music video. Everybody needs to chill the f**k out. I was just trying to preview it. I didn’t know people would not catch on. There’s a lot of people that caught on. I was in the middle of shooting, so I couldn’t explain myself. I couldn’t end the rumor. Everybody needs to chill the f**k out. I’m not playing with suicide, especially since I had a girl kill herself in my f*****g hotel room, not even two to three months ago. It’s not cool to make assumptions. Nobody in my camp claimed I was dead. …How the f**k would the video post itself? Y’all n****s is tripping. Relax. I had to hurry up and post, so n****s didn’t think I was dead cause I don’t want any of my f*****g fans killing themselves. Y’all n****s is tripping. …I’m not dead. Relax, it’s for a music video. I was trying to surprise you guys and show my fans I’m out here really working. And then there was a subliminal noose in my profile picture. There’s a big f******g on the left side of my profile picture. Y’all n****s is f*****g crazy. For my fans, not the n*****s that be hating, how did y’all not piece together the fact that I’m really out here tryna preach a positive message, and I’m telling y’all n****s not give up. Why would I go kill myself and abandon all of you. I literally have like two million kids that look up to me.”
Fans are upset with his publicity stunt and are calling for a boycott.
Watch the fake suicide below