XXXTentacion claims he has ended his contract with Capitol Music Group, less than a week after the reported $6 million record deal was announced.
The Florida rapper shared the news Wednesday night in an Instagram story, writing: “I am not a signed artist, and I will not be releasing music for a very long time, I’m tired of this shit.”
Complex has reached out to CMG and XXXTentacion’s team for confirmation.
The deal was reportedly a distribution agreement between the rapper’s Bad Vibes Forever and and CMG’s indie distributor Caroline. According to Billboard, the contract would only “cover yet-to-be-released material.”
XXXTentacion has become one of the most successful and polarizing young rappers in the game. It was about two months ago when the 19-year-old dropped his first studio album, 17, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and has since earned a total of 313,000 equivalent album units. His work has been overshadowed by controversy, which includes physical altercations with concert-goers, disturbing abuse allegations, and a publicity stunt that involved a fake suicide.
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Florida rapper XXXTentacion has signed a $6 million record deal with Capitol Music Group, according to Billboard. The deal is reportedly through Capitol's indie distributor Caroline.
XXXTentacion, who was born Jahseh Onfroy, dropped his debut album 17 back in August. It's lone listed feature comes from Trippie Redd. The album, which was released through Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, moving 87,000 equivalent album units.
The 19 year-old artist was able to make the deal despite having significant legal troubles. On Oct. 8, 2016, XXX was arrested after allegations of domestic violence were made by his then-girlfriend. He was subsequently charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. XXX is set to go to trial on Dec. 11.
Pitchfork published disturbing excerpts from the alleged victim's 142-page testimony. XXX has denied the charges.
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