At the time of XXXTentacion's death in June, he was awaiting trial for a domestic abuse case involving an ex-girlfriend from 2016. The rapper pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were dropped posthumously.
Pitchfork published a secret recording on Monday (Oct. 23), in which XXX is heard talking to friends and confessing to the abuse, though he didn't specify what he did to her. “I put my source of happiness in another person, which was a mistake initially, right? But she fell through on every occasion until now," he is heard saying. "Until I started f---ing her up bruh. I started f---ing her up because she made one mistake. And from there, the whole cycle went down. Now she’s scared. That girl is scared for her life. Which I understand.”