XXXTentacion says he wants out of the new $6 million deal that he just signed with Capitol Records.
The “Look At Me” rapper recently signed a new seven figures deal with Capitol Records but it seems like he is having a change of heart and perhaps wants to go independent. Without giving any additional details, he posted on Instagram Live that he is terminating his deal with the label less than a week after signing it. Unfortunately, those deals are not that easy to get out of so he will have to lawyer up if he is serious about that.
“Terminating my deal with “capitol records,” he wrote while adding, “I am not a “signed” artist and I will not be releasing music for a very long time. I’m tired of this sh*t.” Capitol Records has not released a statement on what XXXTentacion said, but something tells me that it won’t take too long for them to say something. Unless this is just another one of X’s publicity stunts.
The 19-year-old rapper, born Jahseh Onfroy, got a taste of fame earlier this year when his single “Look At Me” became a viral hit. There was also some controversies surrounding Drake allegedly biting his style on the single. He even tried to instigate a beef with the Young Money rapper but Drizzy never took the bait. Aside from his musical success, XXXTentacion is in a world of legal troubles stemming from a case where he allegedly held his pregnant ex-girlfriend hostage and assaulted her. He will be going on trial on December 11th for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. All charges carry a hefty prison term if he is convicted.
XXXTentacion’s deal with Capitol Records is for upcoming material. His debut album 17 was released on August 25th and sold 87,000 copies in the first week and debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is currently on its way to getting gold certification.
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XXXTentacion just earned himself a $6 million deal with Capitol Records.
Some hip hop fans are already questioning the deal and asking whether or not new rappers like XXXTentacion are the new face of hip hop. Billboard reported that the Lauderhill, Florida rapper signed a deal with Capitol Music Group’s subsidiary Caroline worth north of $6 million. The 19-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, has had a controversial career since making a name for himself in hip hop with his breakout single “Look At Me.”
The nature of the deal is not yet known, but Caroline caters to indie artists mostly and the deal is for upcoming material. XXXTentacion has already released his debut album “17” on August 25th. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and is currently sitting at No. 14. The album sold 87,000 copies in the first week of its release, which is one of the reasons why he was offered a seven figures record deal. To date he has sold 313,000 equivalent album units in the United States, Nielsen Music reported.
XXXTentacion currently has a lot to celebrate, but his rise to stardom came with a cloud of controversies and legal troubles stemming from an alleged assault and kidnapping case of his ex-girlfriend. He is currently on a charge of aggravated battery and that charge is more serious since the female was pregnant at the time of the incident which took place on October 8, 2016. Cops took X into custody after the female made a frantic 911 call. The “Look At Me” rapper is also charged with domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering. His trial date is set for December 11th following a few delays.
Last month, some excerpts from the police report surfaced online detailing the horror the victim endured during the alleged kidnapping and beating case. That incident formed part of the argument from some fans as to why big-name record labels like Capital Music Group are putting their names behind him.