Vic Mensa Addresses XXXTentacion Diss at BET Hip-Hop Awards in New Song 'Empathy': Listen

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 Vic Mensa poses for a portrait during the Cannes Lions Festival 2018 on June 21, 2018 in Cannes, France.  

Vic Mensa was put under fire following his BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), where he dissed the late XXXTentacion with lines like, “Only time you bear arms is in a wife beater, loser/Your favorite rapper’s a domestic abuser.”

Some of the verse was seemingly edited by the show’s producers before airing, including a part where fans assumed Mensa addressed X by name: “[Censored] we all know you won’t live that long/I don’t respect [censored] posthumously.” 

In response to the backlash, the Roc Nation artist released a song titled "Empathy," in which he addressed his own experience rapping about abusing a girlfriend in 2016. “Got a call from my ex,” he raps. “She forgive but she can’t forget.”

“They say you shouldn’t cast stones from a glass home/The whole world want to see me fall but I stand strong,” he continued. Listen to the full song below.


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