A prominent rapper who goes by the handle XXXTentacion has released a new music video depicting him hanging a young white boy from a noose while a young black boy and audience observe.
The video has racked up nearly 5 million views in its first 24 hours – and shockingly has over 350,000 “thumbs up” votes versus only 30,000 “thumbs down” votes at the time of this writing.
The opening scenes depict the rapper leading a gang rampage in a school classroom, where he beats a white male teacher with a dildo before the crowd joins in for an collective attack on the defenseless man.
Peppered throughout are references to controversial incidents that have been latched on to by social justice warriors from decades past through the present, as the video name-checks Rodney King, Philando Castile, Emmett Till, and even Heather Heyer from the recent tragedy in Charlottesville.
In the middle of the video, the music fades away as two young boys of approximately 8-years-old, one black and one white, are led on to an auditorium stage by a black male adult while an audience looks on.
Dangling in the middle of the stage is a noose, and the boys are positioned facing each other with the rope between them.
XXXTentacion approaches the boys, and proceeds to demonstrate how to hang the noose around the white boy’s neck before crossing the stage, ‘solemnly’ gripping the other end of the rope, and hoisting the white child into the air where he is shown hanging in disturbingly graphic detail and duration.
The remainder of the video is dedicated to the glorification of the rapper’s ‘intellectuality,’ as he recites a manifesto aimed at ‘bigots, supremacists, and racists,’ while lecturing on “equity and inequality” and how to “demonstrate care for the youths’ future.”
The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was recently released from prison and is facing trial for a variety of domestic assault charges against his ex-girlfriend, which include aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering.