Rapper XXXTentacion (I have no idea who to pronounce that) is most famous for getting knocked out cold on stage by a rival crew. He probably figured that wasn’t the dopest thing to be remembered for so he made a video where he lynches a little white boy. Nothing gets a rapper’s name out their more than killing whitey and murdering a white child is sure to send him to the top of the heap.
In his new video for the song “Look at Me” XXXTentacion starts things off in a classroom where he and his fellow thugs beat a white teacher to death. It kind of looks like XXXTentacion is dry humping the corpse at one point. Sadly, this is the least horrible thing in the video.
From there the lynching of Emmit Till, the Philando Castile shooting, and the Rodney King beating are highlighted. He also throws in some Charlottesville just to be relevant. The message is that whitey is alway killing the black man for no reason.
Worry not, XXXTentacion is going to get some payback. At around the 2:15 mark a little white boy and a little black boy are walked onto a stage where a noose is hanging. XXXTentacion whispers something to each child and then makes his decision. He slips the noose over the white boy’s head and then hoists him off of the stage. You can see the white kid dangling as his legs twitch and he eventually dies.
After that, XXXTentacion goes on an incohesive rant where he’s basically trying to say that murder is bad no matter what the race of the killer is. To be honest, this thing barely qualifies as a music video. In the 5 and a half minute running time, there’s probably around 30 seconds of actually music, not that rap is actual music.
I think XXXTentacion is trying to make some kind of profound statement here, but it doesn’t come through very clear. The basic impression I got out of this is that it’s pretty much a black fantasy revenge video in which the white man gets what’s coming to him.
Whatever this rapper was going for, there are better ways to make a point than killing a little kid. All while we are on the subject, let’s talk about the horrible stage mom who let her little boy get lynched in this video. What the hell is the matter with some people?
Now, for fun, here’s XXXTentacion getting knocked the f*ck out: