Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa is on the hot seat after he dropped an unfortunately-timed diss to the late rap artist XXXTentacion in his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher (freestyle) -- in front of X's mother who sat in the audience.

Vic admonished X for beating and abusing women in his Cypher, which aired during the BET live telecast from Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday.

X was accused of domestic violence and he was jailed before being released on bond to await trial. X was ambushed and killed by armed robbers outside a Deerfield Beach, FL motorcycle dealership on June 18. Four suspects are in custody awaiting trial on 1st-degree murder charges.

Black Twitter, which doesn't want to hear anything negative about their heroes, dragged Vic up and down his timeline. Fellow rappers threatened his life and one rapper, Trippie Redd, challenged him to "pull up" and fight him.

Someone created this Internet meme of XXXTentacion giving Vic a ride on his shoulders.

Vic Mensa, X

All of this drama caught the attention of the mainstream media, forcing Vic to issue a video apology to X's mother -- while defending his stance on domestic violence.

He captioned the video:

"Protect women. Domestic & sexual abuse are not excusable because you have talent or you are troubled. With that said I was not aware his mother would be in attendance & I offer her my deepest condolences."

The soft-spoken rapper explained that his Cypher was "prerecorded weeks ago, and I had no idea a grieving mother would be in the audience to honor her lost son."

Well, since he explains it that way, one can only hope X's mother will find it in her heart to forgive the young man.
 

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Lest we not forget, before his untimely demise, the guy in fact tortured women ?

    I wouldn’t have done a cypher on a deceased guy, but that’s just me ?????

  • SJ

    I commend Vic Mensa. Somebody has to stand up for the victims and survivors.

    This is the same thing we see with the R&B predator. Because he makes "good music" and because he's somebody's "legend", some people excuse the mental, physical, and sexual abuse that he has inflicted on young Black girls and Black women for 30+ years.

  • hi-liter

    Always thought this lil boy Vic Mensa was handsome.

  • Marlika

    Never even heard of this mofo.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I like Vic. He has been a champion on the cause of abuse for a minute. Either X's mother needs to come to Jesus about who her son was or she could have stayed at home. Its an important message and it needed to be heard.I hope she WAS at least warned first? Who knows.

    *Waiting on the Cypher expressly for Lil Joey Budden. Goes to see if there is a clip out already

  • FukkFolks2018

    Agree. Him and my other lil baby Dave East.

  • therealashland

    He told no lie, I don't get how we or why we treat these people like they were good human being when they die and just forget about all the stuff they did when they were alive. Nah.

  • Renee26

    I haven't heard the freestyle but if he named that boy specifically it was on poor taste...there are a lot of rap artist still breathing that the message applies to so he could have been vague about it.... Cough cough Fab cough cough Dre cough cough 50

    Vic is another one of the new artists who can flow too

  • Renee26

    Dave yeeesss...he's tall and ruggedly handsome umm umm umm

  • Renee26

    That part

  • Phillybruh

    I think I'm becoming my mom...I have to ask my son who this is...lol

  • Mielle Downey

    Has the world gone mad? Next we will be praising Ike turner for beating breaks off of Tina Turner. No sorry wife beater and rapers gets no love from me. The rest of yall can be all up in your feeling over his mama being there but she raised a wife beater and i'm not apologizing for offending her and her wife beating son dead or alive. This is nutts. She needs not to be proud of his abusive accomplishments.

  • Mielle Downey

    I know right. Soon they will be holding a cumbia for Ike turner .

  • FukkFolks2018

    YESSSS. I had it on YouTube one night and he came on, my cousin was like girl who is THAT? I was like Dave East! Girl aint he...and then stopped. My bf was standing behind me like aint he WHAT??? Hmmm? My cuz face when he came on...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/70642cc99fdd187421b370112906f74f205777fa84b534bf8b3eac59a52c8079.gif

  • iWasteTime

    I love Vic
    He was good on the Rel Show .
    He kept it 100, I'm not mad at him for defending victims of abuse.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLOLLOL!!!!!!!!! Songs play on the radio now and I have no idea who sings/raps them. I'm definitely out of the loop...

  • Mielle Downey

    He died the way he lived. Hi was violent and abusive toward women and he reaped what he sowed.I watched a relative be abused and it's not pretty. so to sit here and cape for i'm not wit it. Vic did what he did because he stands for something and respect women. Had his mother raised him to do the same there would be not need to feel some type away Truth hurts.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope she WAS at least warned first?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This part. They should have at least given her the opportunity to leave her seat and come back when his set was over...

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I like him. He was like I apologize, but I said what I said

  • Quitedeliteful

    My bf was standing behind me like aint he WHAT???
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That was your face too!!! Don't go upsetting The Boyfriend!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Nik

    I'm right behind you. I'm always Shazaming.

  • Scromes1212

    Why use a dead man that was never convicted of what he was charged with to make a point? It is literally hundreds of dead and living entertainers he could have used smh But you decide to do it to a kid on the day they are honoring him? I like Vic but this could have waited

  • tia

    He apologized and respectfully stood his position. I wouldn't get that tattoo, but that's some good work.

  • Scromes1212

    For all those that don't know, Vic Mensa has ADMITTED to choking his ex girlfriend on songs and in interviews smh but he is y'all moral authority lol sad

  • Yardgirl

    I sat right here on this blog talmbout I never heard of an artist. That's cos I did not know it was HER singing that SONG on the radio that I be sanging **the struggle real ya'all**

  • SJ

    Just because a person isn't convicted, doesn't mean they didn't commit a crime. Are you familiar with the (in)justice system and dating/domestic violence? Also, he was not a "kid."

  • Renee26

    I only knew who he is cause he was on Wild n Out...then I checked out his music

  • Scromes1212

    And just cause a person is charged doesn't mean they committed a crime smh it goes both ways. And he is a kid to me. That's why I called him that.

  • Joy King

    There is a reason they say don’t speak ill of the dead. XXX hasn’t even been deceased for a year. He died in a horrific way. Also, he was a very young man who was trying to turn his life around. Why didn’t this Vic dude diss all the other rappers who’ve been accused/charged with abuse against women. Oh because it wouldn’t have garnered the media attention he’s clearly seeking. I don’t care what anyone says, if Vic Mensa dissed XXX in his cypher, it was uncalled for and completely disrespectful.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly smh he picked the easiest target he could find.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    You said it all ?????

    It was on this very blog that I was exposed to the deceased young man and it wasn’t for anything positive.

    His mother clearly wasn’t in his life. His fans have said the same thing!

  • Judge Mental Will

    Why I never heard these rappers songs before? ?????

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Vic always calling out rappers for the things he HAS or is STILL doing himself... before you can fix the world and other people start with SELF... I do not respect calling out anyone that has crossed over that man can not defend himself... why wait now Vic? And didn't the girl say she lied changed her name to lier and all on her social media accounts... not saying XXX was no angel cause he was not at all he was young and wreckless as a lot of us were at a young age and as we grow and evolve we sometimes change and it seems like that was what that young man was trying to do before his death...

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Why is it worse that his mom was there? Didn't she abandon him to become the violent unhappy little pawn he grew up to be? Please , if anything she needed to hear it most.& is black twitter code name for Russian bots & illiterate ppl who can't cobble together full sentences with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation?

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    He plays the act very well I see right through Vic narcissistic ass...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Which is why he now uses it as his platform. And has every since. TBC interview in like 2015-2016. If you gonna tell it you must tell it all Scromes.

  • Renee26

    Yeah if he said his name specifically that was wrong of him... He must've been going for the shock factor

  • FukkFolks2018

    We had forgot his ass was IN the room. I was about to be like oooh girl aint he SO fine. Lmao.

  • Renee Bee

    In this pic he favors Bobby Valentine. That's all I got. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I be try tell folks .... please watch yo mouth about folks that have crossed over ..... a kickback will happen as you can see ...... smh Love your comment .....

  • FukkFolks2018

    Why didn’t this Vic dude diss all the other rappers who’ve been accused/charged with abuse against women
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    he already did. Before XXX even died.

    Vic Mensa Says Rappers Who Abuse Women Are "Cowards"
    July 2017

    https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/vic-mensa-says-rappers-who-abuse-women-are-cowards-news.35074.html

  • Goodii2Shoes

    ill & truth are two different things. Live ur life in a way that ppl can say RIP & let it go whn u die. Live ur life like a lowlife & give ppl plenty of negative things to say about u whn u die, will leave ppl with what to say about you(?)..

    the black music & rap industry has become too satanic to give niggas a pass after death,, especially when they're dead bc of their participation in some weak s*** .
    - truth hurts the devil -

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Yet he FAILED to state that... like when he called out I think it was Future a while back for drug use etc but again he was the pot calling the kettle black.. it is a way to do everything... and in my opinion he does it all wrong

  • FukkFolks2018

    Some of yall are so uninformed and it STAYS humorous. Keeps me with a huge damn chuckle at this fukked up place I report to M-F

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Girl im throwing Vic in the pile with Amber and Cardi cause I cant with them in 2018... My big gripe with Vic is if he wants to be the "voice" then tell his side too and how he did the SAME things he be at other ppl about but instead he goes about it as a tear down of others for doing the same things he has done and I will never respect that... ever

  • Scromes1212

    Where did I lie?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Enjoy that! Between the artists (&related entourage of stylists/producers/etc) engaging in complete ho-sh** to GET a record deal/single/tour/promo pic etc, the bad business conducted by label heads & the layering of negative subliminal tracks while recording/mastering a song you are blessed to have no idea who those ppl are & more blessed if ur internal signals lead you away from listening all together

  • FukkFolks2018

    My big gripe with Vic is if he wants to be the "voice" then tell his side too and how he did the SAME things
    ^^^^^^^^
    He has already stated more than once he has abused before in the past. Real question... how many more times he gotta say it? If folks dont know ...that is on them to do the homework behind Vic, no?

    I said the same thing about Nate Parker. He had already stated way long before he had been involved in a rape case. Then the movie comes out and folks are like well he was silent on it. No...he was not. He said what he said...why keep saying it? Admit it a few times, and move on. Folks want to know they need to look it up. Its a big wide internet out here.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    The black music industry so poor off that the real question of why was she even there isn't even asked. They probably didn't warn her(not that i care 1 way or another)--- it looks like they r inducting her into the abusive cycle her son died for since she ready to live off his money/name he "earned"...maybe so she can perpetuate the rest of the terms of the agreement he made for fame/$$$?

  • dru and neil

    Yes it’s unfortunate timing but the message is needed, especially if it gets across to young people. Not many men speaking out against abuse towards women, I guess they think it will make them look “uncool” even though many have grown up in abusive homes themselves.

  • dru and neil

    I think in Nate Parker’s case he still just comes across like a disingenuous narcissist who talks black, yet sleeps white.

  • Quitedeliteful

    why was she even there
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I was wondering the same thing. Maybe he was being awarded with something...

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true...

  • dru and neil

    He is cute. You see that video circulating a few months back of him on stage, and the white girl was looking up at him like he was the second coming of Christ? I couldn’t even remember the last time I looked at a man that way!

  • Scromes1212

    He was being given the best new artist award

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    And my opinion of Vic still stands the way in which he does it is not appealing to me. Say for instance you have me telling a group of girls how I use to drink and smoke weed in my 20's and then you have my neighbor lets call her Jill... okay so I go on a public platform and tell the story to let the kids know how drugs are bad do not do drugs do not be like Jill... how messed up is that... No I would go on my public platform and say "Kids do not be like ME do better this is what I did in the past etc etc" there is never a need to throw anyone under the bus... ESPECIALLY A DEAD PERSON... we can agree to disagree cause Vic can suck a whole dack the long way his narcissistic ass... he aint low he clout chasing which he always do with who ever getting shine at the moment... he did that recently with 69 talking about lets fight etc he is an ATTENTION SEEKER... and it is sad because he is super talented and a real good rapper but ppl not checking for him like that and he know it so he does petty shenanigans to call attention to himself... and he does it in the WRONG ways

  • YellowSauce

    why not speak on domestic violence and not single anyone out .... definitely unnecessary .... people have no tact .... you don't have to be evil to tell the truth and anyone that does this allows the devil to use them ... using the truth to be evil is an excuse to be evil

  • RespectSelf

    lol he gave the Kanye apology... The "I apologize that you didn't like what I said, but I said what I said" type of apology. lol I can respect. Not everyone is going to agree with you.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    He always seeking attention any way he can get and ppl still not gonna buy his records..

  • free

    all i want to know is was xxxwhatever a good enough rapper to hear about him every day for like everrrrrrr? .

  • MsVAllDay

    This is pre-recorded I don't blame him, I blame BET!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Okay... That makes sense...

  • Renee26

    ? hilarious!

  • blue skies

    he so cute...BUT dead wrong

  • Kayke

    Ewe

  • Mielle Downey

    "Controversial rapper XXXTentacion has appeared in a newly circulated video which appears to show him punching a woman in the head."When abusers die does their abuse die with them? Please check yourself because the boy not man you spoke of was not only psychically abusive but also verbally a abusive to black women when he said we should all die. his Mama needed to hear what Vic said so that a light can be shown on the things he did while he was alive to over shadow his success. as a woman of colour I will not stand up for a man dead or alive who abused another female. And victims of abusive are know to protect them.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I feel he could use his voice to tell stories from what he has done and stop throwing others under the bus... it is def a way to do things to get ppl to hear you... he has a lot of stories to tell about himself that I am sure could help others

  • Kayke

    When the law doesn’t convict the person, it’s left to the victim to forgive... in this case she has and that’s what matters. All the folks on the outside looking in can be in their feelings all they want, but there is a reason the court of opinions isn’t a real thing. He was in fact a kid... people don’t just snap into adulthood because they turn 18.

  • stav

    His jewelry looks so corny! Like really a nugget gold ring? Stainless steel bracelet and rings? Beyond lame!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Agree to disagree.

  • datjerk

    XXX was everything vic said he was. Ppl are trying to make him a martyr now that hes dead, but he was a foul ass young man. He just was

  • Dowoop

    No... I never heard a song of his until after he passed and his music flooded everywhere.

  • monique

    He shouldn't have apologized. It was a verse. His mother knows what type of man her son was. Why the threats, the apology, the ridicule, but it was okay for him to beat a female?

  • YellowSauce

    he does have situations to speak on .... I have seen him on a therapist show and he was very candid on his upbringing and how certain things have affected him and it made me connect to him in my own little way but I see evil in his intentions with speaking on a dead man that cannot defend himself ... there are abusive men that are alive that he could have used as examples but again why use anyones names in his "freestyle" ... this man didn't see his day In court for the allegations against him and is still being judged after death and I want to know where this man's compassion is ... his mother was in the audience for xhrist's sake ... if you deliver the truth in this manner what is your real motive .... I don't agree with people using the truth as a pass to be wicked ....evil people use the truth in wicked ways constantly and it needs to be called out ... its vindictive and malicious and self righteous not to mention speaking on the dead is disgusting and frankly cowardly ...did he say these things to his face ... I think he didn't .....

  • bemetoo

    so you talk about the dead for what??? oh yea to get attention ...i like vic, but clearly he knew that by mentioning xxx that he would get the attention

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    You summed it right on up awesome post!!!!

  • Wyteprivilege

    Meanwhile back at the ranch, XXX’s living ex-girlfriend (wasn’t she pregnant?) is still recovering with a busted eye from his actions.

  • Meme

    i have only ever seen this guy once before and from what i have seen it appears like he's not floating with all his sales bless him. i also noticed he always wants to get famous off someone else's back, anywho xxxtenciation wasn't perfect, be that as it may he is dead so why make a verse about someone who has passed away

  • Dane

    No. I've heard more from Vic Mensa & he's pretty much the only one out of this new batch that I can tolerate.

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh please, fuuck his pucci lipped, wanna be rapper. He need to worry about the heaux he's dating. Tryna get famous off of a dead rapper. Please!

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh please. Why didn't he do this a long time ago then? He dont even like black girls. He's just doing this for attention.

  • MRiGOThim

    I mean he didn't lie lmao XXX beat the hell outta that gurl :P

  • MRiGOThim

    He wrote the verse a week or days before XXX was killed for his BET CYPHER to make ppl aware of defending this behavior is condoning it :P

  • Dreamer

    SPEAK Dub!!

  • Dreamer

    Where did Vic tell a lie tho? ?????

  • https://soundcloud.com/nami30 Carl X. Johnson

    that was unstable herself, by then I didn't like X when I head this shyt but these hoes b lying like a mofo B. Also, she says she'll support him to theee end? WTF

  • https://soundcloud.com/nami30 Carl X. Johnson

    Barely STFU. X funned that Fake ass shyt

  • Wyteprivilege

    Damn, did you eat even eat breakfast yet? lolol. It’s Friday! Breathe.

  • https://soundcloud.com/nami30 Carl X. Johnson

    no such this as Evil, But XxxTentacion was a peace OF shYt