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Vic Mensa Addresses Dissing XXXTentacion W/ BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher: "I Was Not Aware His Mother Would Be In Attendance" –

Roc Nation’s Vic Mensa has stepped as much…
Roc Nation’s Vic Mensa has stepped as much as tackle controversy surrounding his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. The hip-hop artist acknowledged taking a serious swipe at late rapper XXXTentacion.

Last evening, Vic went to his Instagram page to deal with the aftermath and apologize for getting at XXX together with his mother in attendance.

“Recently I did a freestyle for the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher addressing and condemning rappers who unabashedly abuse ladies and people who rise up for them and even name them legends. I stand behind that assertion. It was pre-recorded weeks in the past and I had no concept a grieving mom could be within the viewers to honor her loss son. I by no means supposed to disrespect her and I typically my deepest condolences for her loss by the hands of gun violence. However, I vehemently reject the development in hip-hop of championing abusers and I cannot maintain my tongue about it. I don’t give a f*ck about getting consideration. I care about bringing consciousness and holding individuals accountable for his or her actions.”

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This week, Vic sparked headlines after rumors developed about him taking pictures at XXX through the BET Hip Hop Awards taping.

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Earlier this 12 months, music government Steve Stoute shared his private points with streaming giants like Spotify beforehand not taking part in honest in banning artists like XXXTentacion over home violence and private points.

“When I seen XXXTentacion and R. Kelly get pulled off of playlists on Spotify, I assumed, at that second in time, ‘Where does this go?’ Are you doing this as a result of, are they handy or is that this coverage? That’s the issue. Don’t do something. Do you need to be completely satisfied or do you need to be proper? … It’s really unlucky that Spotify is now the man standing in entrance of all this, when different streaming providers have adopted go well with. Don’t we all the time separate the artwork from the artist? Haven’t we all the time accomplished that? So, if you happen to’re going to make it a coverage, then I've to begin going by the record and now it’s not handy, as a result of now we gotta be like, ‘How about this, we’re f*cking not taking part in Michael Jackson.’ I imply, we’re simply not.” (Hot 97)

Recently, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Punch weighed-in on streaming providers censoring musicians.

As for the brand new coverage itself, Top Dawg Entertainment President Punch responded, “Whoa. Are they censoring the music? That’s harmful. It’s a super-sensitive subject; a dialog must be had. There are means too many variables.” This was underscored by a number of studies of calls for from activists to take away different artists from playlists; the group Ultraviolet, for instance, known as for each Chris Brown and Eminem to be equally moved off Spotify’s essential actual property. (HITS Daily Double)

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