Yesterday, industry bible Billboard reported that XXXTentacion signed a record contract with Capitol Music Group.
According to Billboard, the deal is through indie distributor Caroline, it will cover yet-to-be-released material, and it's worth $6 million.
A source close to the deal disputed some of those details in an interview with Variety.
"The deal in question is actually a distribution pact between the rapper’s label, Bad Vibes Forever, and CMG’s indie distributor Caroline, the source said, and the dollar amount included in the report is likely overstated; it was also unclear at press time whether the deal has been completed. The source stressed that the deal is for distribution and the rapper is not being signed directly to a Capitol label. It was unclear at press time whether Empire Records, which distributes the rapper’s current album is involved in the deal."Direct involvement with XXXTentacion would be somewhat of a risk for Capitol. The 19-year old will go to trial on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering on December 11.
[Related: Testimony of XXXTentcion’s alleged female victim revealed.]