Mountain View, CA – It looks like Lil B wasn’t the only scheduled performer involved in an altercation at the Bay Area’s Rolling Loud Festival Saturday (October 21). Polarizing rapper XXXTENTACION evidently got into a brawl with a member of the crowd after jumping into the sea of concertgoers during his performance.
As footage of the incident started to circulate online, the Broward County rapper took to social media to clarify the situation and claimed it was self-defense.
“Yo, if you see footage of me punching somebody in their face at my show, it’s because he punched me in my face,” X said in a video. “I don’t know if they have it on camera, but I got punched in my face while I was performing so I responded and I punched him in his face to protect myself.”
He added, “So I’m letting everybody know, I’m beating time from now and letting y’all know nigga I got punched in my shit nigga, so I punched him back in his shit.”
xxxtentacion had to defend himself while performing tonight so he's beating time and telling the story before it gets taken out of context. pic.twitter.com/GVNSJtO9xU
— xxx – 17 (@tentacionfather) October 22, 2017
X has been involved in multiple fights over the past year. In June, he punched a fan in the face at a Denver, Colorado concert and that same month, he was on the receiving end of someone’s fist when he was knocked out on stage at a show in San Diego.
Watch footage of the fight and X’s comments on the incident above.