This year’s Rolling Loud Festival in the Bay Area has started with a bang. Literally. This past Saturday (October 21) Rapper turned Twitter Prophet Lil B the BasedGod, found himself in a really bad situation when he was jumped by a 10-man entourage, including rappers PNB Rock and A Boogie. However, in this turn of events, it wasn’t rapper versus rapper, but rapper versus fan.
The controversial rapper XXXTentacion was filmed hitting a fan multiple times with his microphone. According to reports online, X was performing one of his well-known songs, “Look At Me”, in the middle of crowd surfing, when in a split moment several festival goers attempted to assault the rapper. A fight quickly grew in the middle of the crowd, when then X was seen using his microphone as a way to defend himself. The pint-sized rapper took to his Instagram to explain that he was only defending himself in the altercation. “I’m letting everyone know ahead of time that I punched someone in the face today because I was assaulted while I was performing,” the text read. “So before anybody sees the video and makes an assumption, I’m gonna beat everyone to it and let everyone know. Yo, I ended up punching someone because they punched me in my sh**.”
XXXTentacion is not a stranger to violent altercations. The Florida rapper has been accused of domestic violence abuse in the past from a former girlfriend. X was also on the receiving end of an unexpected blow when he was knocked out onstage during a performance back in June. The incident left one person stabbed.