Yesterday, a video of XXXTentacion sucker punch/slapping a girl from behind began circulating the internet.
You can tell the video is old, based on XXX's hairstyle. But hitting a girl hard enough that her head flies forward is a very bad look for somebody who is on bail and facing charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment.
According to TMZ, prosecutors on his domestic violence case are reviewing the video and it may affect the terms of his house arrest, which was recently amended to let him tour.
X attorneys, J. David Bogenschutz and Jaclyn Broudy, issued the following statement about the video:
We have seen what purports to be an aged (which is apparent from the physical differences in the depiction) video and note that it is, at least, inconclusive as to whether any such “hitting” actually occurred and WHEN this alleged incident took place. Moreover, the actors in this video are obviously friends, and also obviously acting in jest. You should be also aware that we are advised that the woman in the video has been located and has admitted that that activity depicted was a “joke” and not an “assault,” something that can easily be determined from watching it.
Jahseh has been more than a changed young man as a result of this ordeal and it is disturbing that people who have negative agendas continue to try to tar him. He has dedicated himself to spreading a positive message and has been participating in community outreach and charitable concerns, and, despite these attacks on him, he continues that positive approach and is staying true to his music.
Amid all of this new controversy, XXXtentacion's album ? is number one on the Billboard chart.