XXXTentacion Says His "Look At Me" Music Video Represents "All Lives Matter"
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) XXXTentacion shook the internet when he dropped the visuals for his "Look At Me" single. The music video featured a controversial scene where a young white boy is hanged by the Florida rapper.
"Look At Me" sparked significant backlash with some critics suggesting XXX was taking part in "reverse racism." The social commentary of the vid also had people saying the 19-year-old was promoting the Black Lives Matter agenda.
XXXTentacion took to social media to further discuss his intent with the video. He addressed his decision to use a child for the hanging sequence.
"I basically played the devil's advocate in the video by being the one to hang the child because no matter how you look at it you can't justify the fact that I murdered a child," explained XXX. "That's the whole f-cking point. I'm trying to show that murder is murder, that I'm wrong."
XXXTentacion also confronted the charge that he was supporting BLM. The 17 album creator said, "If you don't see the message, watch the video again. If you think this is in support of Black Lives Matter, it's actually not. It's All Lives Matter."
The term "All Lives Matter" has been viewed by some people as a subtle racist response to Black Lives Matter, a way to dismiss African Americans' concerns about racial injustice in America. Several celebrities - including Raven-Symoné, Jerry Rice, Kevin Gates, and TLC's Chilli - have faced backlash for stating "All Lives Matter."