Rapper XXXTentacion is set to stand trial in Florida for charges that he viciously attacked his pregnant girlfriend next month. Now details about the alleged abuse are revealed after the victim recounted the harrowing experience in a deposition for the state.
Obtained by PitchFork, the 142-page transcript of the reported victim’s testimony shows patterned abuse that started almost immediately after the two began cohabiting in May 2016.
The alleged victim said the 19-year-old rapper slapped her and broke her iPhone 6s — which he replaced — just two weeks after moving in with him. She said the XXX was upset that she had complimented another man’s jewelry.
And it continued to get worse.
Per PitchFork, “Later that day, XXXTentacion left the room and returned with two grilling implements—a ‘barbecue pitchfork’ and a ‘barbecue cleaner,’ she said—and told her to pick between them, because he was going to put one of them in her vagina. She chose the fork. He told her to undress. He was lightly dragging the tool against her inner thigh when she passed out. He did not penetrate her with it.”
After the two moved to Orlando, XXXTentacion threatened to kill her “literally like every day.” The alleged victim outlined one particular incident where he left her bloodied for simply humming along to a featured artist’s verse one of his songs. She suffered “black eyes, a lump on the back of her head, scratch marks, and bruises, including a large bruise on her ankle where he stomped her.”
A friend of the alleged victim is said to have witnessed the attacks. She took to Twitter to back claims that XXX was repeatedly violent to the young woman.
In October of that year, the woman found out she was pregnant. She said XXX became furious after he found out that she had cheated on him while he was incarcerated on unrelated charges. He allegedly called the other man to learn more about their tryst and once he completed the call he threatened to kill her and their baby.
Per Pitchfork, “He then started elbowing, head-butting, and punching her. He strangled her until she almost passed out. He took her to the bathroom and demanded one last time that she tell him everything or he would kill her in the bathtub. She couldn’t even recognize her face in the mirror—it looked ‘distorted’—and her left eye was completely shut and ‘leaking blood.’ She was losing vision. She vomited.”
Two days after the alleged assault, XXXTentacion allegedly told her, “If you’re smart, you would stay with me until you get a car and you have enough money to move into an apartment,” before confiscating her cell phone.
She only escaped after telling XXX that she’d make him a late-night meal but instead made a run out of the apartment. She then used a stranger’s cell phone to contact the only number she remembered, which belonged to the ex-boyfriend she left to date XXX. It is his mother who took her to the hospital and authorities to report the violent incident.
XXXTentacion has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. If convicted, he faces decades in prison.
Read Pitchfork’s entire report here.