In a tweet that appears to have been deleted, Waka Flocka wrote that he respects JAY-Z but his verse on Drake’s “Talk It Up” referencing XXXTentacion’s death and George Zimmerman (the man who killed Trayvon Martin) was “uncalled for.” He argues that since JAY-Z has “way more coins and connections” than other rappers, he “could’ve got that job done but blame[s] the unguided youth.” 


#wakaflocka speaks on #jayz rapping about #xxxtentacion and #georgezimmerman

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In “Talk It Up,” JAY-Z raps: “I got your President tweeting, I won’t even meet with him/Y’all killed X, let Zimmerman live/Streets is done.” Hov has been very vocal of his support for Trayvon and his family; the rapper is also executive producing a docuseries about the teenager’s death. 

It appears as though Flocka thought JAY-Z’s line was blaming the rap community for X’s death. 

Flocka then tweeted about X a second time, saying he died due to “pure hate and jealousy.” 

X was a controversial figure in the music industry. His music was very popular—his single ‘SAD!’ jumped from No. 7 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after he died—but his fame came part and parcel with his complicated and disturbing legal troubles that revolved around allegedly beating a pregnant woman and accusations of violence.