XXXTentacion's criminal case in Florida will be split into two after prosecutors are questioning the validity of an affidavit filed earlier this week.
In October, the rapper born Jahseh Onfroy was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering. As Pitchfork reports, this week an affidavit was filed in the victim's name stating that she was not willing to testify and wanted the charges against Onfroy "completely dropped."
As a result of that affidavit, at a hearing in Miami on Friday (Dec. 1), prosecutors announced plans to break up the case into two parts -- trying Onfroy first on the more serious charge of witness-tampering, which is a first-degree felony and could result in a life sentence. The rapper has denied all charges repeatedly over social media in obscenity-laced and sometimes threatening posts.