One year on from the death of controversial rapper XXXTentacion, similarly divisive musician Lil Pump has labelled the late artist “the Tupac of our generation”.
On Tuesday, the music marked the one-year anniversary of the passing of controversial hip-hop artist XXXTentacion.
Born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, the 20-year-old’s five-year career managed to amass a large number of releases, including many EPs, singles, collaborative releases, and a #2 ARIA chart placing for his second album, ?.
Much like many artists though, the rapper’s prolific output has led to the release of many posthumous releases already, despite troubling allegations of sexual assault and domestic abuse marring his career.
Now though, fellow musician rapper Lil Pump has shared a divisive comparison to the slain artist on social media.
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As Billboard reports, Lil Pump recently took to social media to share two videos of his reactions to the music of XXXTentacion.
While one video featured Lil Pump weeping while XXXTentacion’s ‘Revenge’ could be heard in the background, another video saw the artist making the bold claim by noting, “Deadass though, X is the Tupac of our generation. No cap.”
Of course, while this was meant to compliment XXXTentacion, likening him to an artist cut down in their prime with plenty of music left in the bank, the late rapper had actually distanced himself from any sort of comparisons prior to his death.
“I’m better than Tupac, bro,” he explained in 2018. “Please don’t compare me to him… Please don’t.”
“Tupac can’t make rock music. Tupac couldn’t do that. Tupac didn’t do that. Tupac was a dancer and a poet and a rapper.”
“If you ask me though, Biggie was a better poet,” he added. “I think Biggie’s better—as far as a rapper, but the only thing was that Tupac, he could articulate himself very well. But Biggie was a better poet, bro.”
In related news, similarly-controversial rapper Lil Xan was recently recently filmed pulling a gun on a man who took him to task over comments which saw him label Tupac’s music as “boring”.