XXXTentacion‘s career has been on the rise since his release from prison earlier this year. He also sports one of the most aggressive stage presences in hip-hop today, driven by mosh pit worthy music and like-minded opening acts like Ski Mask the Slump God and Wifisfuneral.
This reputation continued to grow last night during XXXTentaction’s performance in Seattle. Video footage of the concert saw him again reckoning with bodily harm much to the delight and awe of his fans. XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) agreed to be swung back and forth by his security guards, of all people, in an attempt to hurdle over the venue’s barrier and launch into the crowd.
Unfortunately, as shown by the footage below, XXX’s security guards did not gather enough momentum to clear the barrier. The emcee was instead hurled directly into the concrete barrier in the front row. XXXTentacion didn’t sustain any major injuries, however, and quickly got back to his feet to continue his performance. The fans in the front row are visibly thrilled by his recovery.
This is the second time is recent weeks that XXXTentacion has found himself in such a situation onstage. Earlier this month, XXX’s opening act Wifisfuneral dove into the crowd in an effort to hype up the crowd, but was jumped so viciously that he wound up having to go to the hospital.
A week later, XXXTentacion himself was attacked, this time during a performance in San Diego. A man reportedly ran from the side of the stage and punched XXX in the face, knocking him down. Fortunately, security was quick to respond, and they restrained the unidentified man before he could do further damage. XXXTentacion returned to the stage several minutes later and continued his set.
HipHopDX later reported that the attack was a result of XXXTentacion’s feud with San Diego rapper Rob Stone. In a subsequent interview, Stone spoke on the status of his relationship with XXX, feeling that when XXX’s posse disrespected him when they crashed his set during a concert. “The very first show he run out on my set, like the third song, and started like mocking me kinda, pretending to turn up with me,” he said. “Next show, I was like, ‘Yo don’t run on my set. If you gonna come on my set come at the end.’”
Given that XXX’s run-in with the barricade led to no major injury, Twitter felt safe to poke fun at his growing reputation for mayhem onstage. Check out some of the funniest tweets below.