Rapper XXXTENTACION—born Jahseh Onfroy—mounted his career with a stream of self-released singles and mixtapes before catapulting into the mainstream in 2017 with 17 and the chart-topping ?, the latter released months before his death. Earlier that month, Bernard shared an emotional message on Instagram in tribute to her late son, who was fatally shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on 18th June 18 2018.
The artist (whose music encompassed multiple genres from hip hop to pop) shot to fame with his debut single Look at Me, released originally in December 2015 and re-released as a digital download in February last year.
After coming forward with her allegations, Ayala was abandoned by many of her friends. Only Talyssa Lee, the stranger she’d met in Orlando, stood by her story publicly. Ayala received phone calls from Onfroy’s family and friends telling her to drop the charges.
Born in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. He began writing music after being released from a juvenile detention center and started his music career on SoundCloud in 2013, where he soon became a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s. Onfroy rose to mainstream fame with the single “Look at Me” which is now certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Earlier this year, the Verge published a pair of investigations in which Facebook moderators at Cognizant’s offices in Phoenix and Tampa, Florida, described experiencing PTSD-like symptoms after working on Facebook posts. A quick review of a Facebook policy update deck from December 2018 offers a good idea why.
If you’re a loyal follower and supporter of XXXTentacion, you’ve likely already heard “Heart Eater” over and over again. The song was unofficially released as a leftover from his second studio album ?, hitting SoundCloud as a leak last year. After the Florida-raised superstar passed away, it was unclear what would happen to his existing unreleased music. We’ve already received one full posthumous album from the late Jahseh Onfroy and a second, titled Bad Vibes Forever, is officially on the way His estate recently released “Royalty” with Ky-Mani Marley, Stefflon Don and Vybz Kartel as the lead single and it looks like it may be time for us to get the second official release from BVF.
While Onfroy’s music was a huge success, with his second album reaching number one in the States and his single Sad! posthumously topping the charts, his past was plagued with controversy.
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Taking to Instagram earlier today (June 18), the late star’s manager confirmed that an upcoming documentary on his life is coming soon”. Clips from the project revealed by Solomon Sobande see Onfroy working on material, leaving jail, and meeting his fans.
7 grudnia 2018 został wydany pośmiertny album XXXTentaciona nazwie „Skins”. 23 stycznia 2019 została wydana 4 część kolaboracji XXXTentaciona ze swoimi przyjaciółmi nazwie Members Only, Vol. 4. 9 września 2019 został wydany mixtape „? deluxe edition” zawierający wszystkie piosenki i instrumentalne danych piosenek z albumy „?”, do mixtape zostały dodane nigdy nie publikowane nagrywania XXXTentaciona i piosenki z minialbumu „Ghetto Christmas Carol”.
Shortly after his death, XXXTentacion’s rep confirmed to ET Online that the late rapper’s girlfriend was pregnant with his child. Bernard had also revealed the news on Instagram, alongside a photo of a sonogram.
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial on allegations of aggravated battery, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering in relation to his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
Facebook moderators working at Cognizant’s Phoenix location told BuzzFeed News there is just one middle manager who is mostly in charge of interpreting Facebook’s policies ‘” a single guy who doesn’t work for Facebook but is charged with interpreting the nuance of its policy shifts for moderators struggling to police the platform’s fire hose of content. ‘śThe entire operation is leaning on one guy’s understanding,’ť one moderator told BuzzFeed News.
In June of 2018, Ayala detailed months of physical and verbal assault that took place in 2016 at the hands of the rapper to the Miami New Times She claimed that XXXTentacion used threats of suicide to keep her in the relationship while subjecting her to various physical assaults. Shortly after the New Times’ piece, Pitchfork released an audio recording of XXXTentacion in which he confessed to “fucking her up.” “What nobody’s understanding, I put my source of happiness in another person, which was a mistake initially, right?” the late rapper said in the clip. “But she fell through on every occasion … until now. Until I started fucking her up, bro. I started fucking her up because she made one mistake. And from there, the whole cycle went down. Now she’s scared. That girl is scared for her life. Which I understand.” Ayala also started a GoFundMe in hopes to gain $20,000 to repair optical nerve damage allegedly caused by XXXTentacion’s abuse.
Court records show Williams, who is being held without bond, has been charged previously with several felonies, including grand theft auto, domestic violence, cocaine possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
So Facebook’s third-party moderators followed the rules: Burt’s bush had to go. Smokepurpp has shared a heartfelt tribute to his late friend, Florida rapper XXXTentacion.
The question was whether their tragic drowning would be considered a ‘śviolent’ť death, per Facebook’s rules. ‘śI overheard someone saying that day, ‘Well, you know, it’s drowning, but someone didn’t drown them, so why would it be a violent death?”ť a moderator told BuzzFeed News.
Onfroy’s tumultuous but intensely close relationship with his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, was one of the defining aspects of his early life and tied to the pattern of fighting that characterized his adolescence. He didn’t live with her while growing up; she was 17 or 18 when she had him and in a hard spot financially. “Raising a kid was, honestly, one of her last priorities,” the singer says. He spent the first decade of his life cycling through the homes of friends, family, and babysitters.
The ? 3-LP Deluxe Edition boasts the original tracklisting in addition to all of the instrumentals, A GHETTO CHRISTMAS CAROL EP, and a bonus LP consisting of new original material, never-before-heard remixes, and unreleased voice memos culled from the ? sessions. A pull-out poster, booklet of personal photos detailing every stage of his life, and a special liner notes essay by award-winning music journalist Gerrick Kennedy complete the package.
Moderators at Cognizant raised concerns about it to team leaders, who told them to continue to ‘śmark as cruel’ť any mocking content, even if suggested the rapper was an abuser. ‘śSome people had completely valid posts like ‘fuck domestic abusers like X’ deleted because we thought that counted as mocking somehow,’ť a former moderator told BuzzFeed News.