XXXTentacion Final Interview: an Inside Look (UPDATE)

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About two weeks before the senseless, tragic murder of XXXTentacion, the Miami New Times released an in-depth feature profiling the artist to an extent like never before.

It’s a must-read piece.

The writer of the article was able to interview XXXTentacion in the comfort of his own home by finding his address on an errant speeding ticket obtained in court documents. She knocked on his door. After a long back-and-forth she spoke to him for 2 1/2 hours.

XXXTentacion Final Interview

The New Times article does not go into extensive details about the conversation, which is now his last interview. It is also the most in-depth conversation anyone in the media will ever have with the slain rapper.

The Jitney spoke exclusively to the writer of the article.

The entire recorded conversation is below.

The following highlights information obtained from our conversation.

  • Reporter interviewed XXXTentacion on May 3rd. Article came out June 5th.
  • X reluctant to talk, questions reporter’s credentials.
  • X described as “charming, charismatic but a little condescending.”
  • Multi-hour interview recorded and transcribed, not yet released.
  • XXXTentacion described as “super” introspective.
  • X was “super” spiritual but not in a Christian sense.
  • Often complimented people by saying “there is a good energy coming off you.”
  • He was a student of the Koran.
  • X “kinda believed in Santeria” and “definitely believed in witches.”
  • Earlier girlfriend had “been a witch” and performed money spells.
  • X believed the spells worked.
  • Another ex-girlfriend asked to study witchcraft.
  • XXXTentacion was deep into Astrology.
  • He worked well with other Aquarius, including Joey Badass and Denzel Curry.
  • XXXTentacion felt the #Metoo movement inflated allegations against him.
  • Facing 30 years in jail, he wondered why no one else accused faced that much time.
  • Believed women had more power than men in post #Metoo moment.
  • Cites Asiz Ansari as example of a single allegation hurting¬† career.
  • X was charming, filled with energy, but also defensive and insecure.
  • Ski Mask the Slump God and XXXTentacion relationship described as insecure and delicate.
  • Tensions existed between the two collaborators as they grew into their own artists.
  • X’s camp not a fan of the New Times profile.
  • Devastating story on all angles.
  • Moral question likely forever left unanswered.
  • (UPDATE) — as of November 15th, 2018 the Newtimes writer (now with The Daily Beast) has not released the audio and written transcripts and has no immediate plans to do so.

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