XXXTentacion: New music video for 'Sad!' shows rapper attending his own funeral

Released only 10 days after his death, XXXTentacion's new video sees him attending his own funeral and getting into a fist fight with his own self


                            XXXTentacion: New music video for 'Sad!' shows rapper attending his own funeral
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A new music video for XXXTentacion's single 'Sad!' has been shared in his honor on Thursday. The video was written and directed by the troubled rapper days before his passing and, in a creepy coincidence, it shows him wrestling with his deceased self at a funeral. After the posthumous release of his music video, many of the rapper's fans believe that he had predicted his own death. 

The rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was shot dead at the age of 20 on June 18 in Florida. The song arrives only 10 days after the rapper's death. In the video, the rapper is first seen walking into the church at his own funeral, as families and friends gather to pay tribute. As soon as he approaches the casket, his dead body comes back to life, and the two immediately get into a fistfight, first in the church and later outside in the alleyway.

Throughout the video, the rapper is seen conversing with a hooded figure wrapped in a cloak. The two greet each other and ask each other about themselves. The conversation becomes more philosophical as the rapper broods on the meaning of his existence. A note appears in the end, next to the rapper's other self after the fight, which reads: "People change, things change, and so did I... As long as the outcome is good for family and myself, I’m not complaining."

Family of the rapper collect items during a makeshift memorial at BB&T Center (Getty Images)

Authorities believe XXXTentacion's death was possibly the result of a robbery gone wrong. Variety reports that two armed suspects pursued the rapper as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports after which he was probably shot by one of them. The two fled in an SUV. The report also states that the rapper was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead. His song 'Sad!' shot up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after his death.

Pitchfork reports that, on June 27, the rapper's family had organized a public open-casket memorial at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, where thousands of fans came to the service. The report also states that on June 20, the police had arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D Williams for first-degree murder, while the Broward County Sheriff's Office has taken in another 22-year-old, Robert Allen, as a suspect. 

XXXTentacion had a short but extremely controversial career. According to court documents, the rapper was charged with home invasion, robbery, and aggravated battery in 2015. In 2016, a testimony on Pitchfork stated that the rapper had threatened to penetrate his ex-girlfriend's vagina with a "barbecue cleaner".

In 2017, he was knocked out on stage at a show in San Diego for which most fans blame the rapper Rob Stone. Later in October of the same year, the rapper posted on his Instagram story that he would be donating 100 thousand dollars to domestic violence prevention programs.