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XXXTentacion doesn't seem to be happy with the music industry, though as a new artist he hasn’t spent much time in it.
The controversial Florida rapper took to his Instagram to post a short statement to his “Stories” feed. In the message, XXX says he’s in the process of getting out of a recently inked deal with Capitol Music Group.
The distribution deal between his own Bad Vibes Forever label and Capitol Music Group’s indie distributor Caroline reportedly got the 19-year-old rapper $6 million. The rapper also said that it will be a while before he releases any new music.
“Terminating my deal with “capitol records.” I am not a signed artist, and I will not be releasing music for a very long time, I’m tired of this shit.”
The news of XXX attempting to terminate the contract comes days after reports of the deal began to filter in.
The deal between Capitol Music Group was reached despite X’s precarious legal situation. X was arrested back in October of 2016 after domestic violence charges were filed by his then-girlfriend. The rapper was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, aggravated battery of a pregnant women, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. He is set to go to trial on Dec. 11.
Excerpts of a 142 page testimony from the alleged victim detailing the disturbing allegations were released. XXXTentacion, who was born Jahseh Onfroy, has denied the charges.
2017 has seen the 19-year-old rapper getting into multiple violent confrontations. While performing at Rolling Loud in the Bay Area, the rapper got into a fight with an attendee, punching the person multiple times with his microphone after he claimed he was hit first.
Following the incident, X took his Instagram “Stories” feed to write “I’m just letting everyone know ahead of time that I punched someone in their face today because I was assaulted while I was performing.”
X dropped his debut album 17 back in August. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, moving 87,000 equivalent album units.
X has yet to elaborate as to exactly why he wants out of the Capitol deal. Maybe it just comes down to creative differences. At this point we aren't even sure if he can actually get out of it. Either way we’ll figure out in due time.
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