Kanye West has caused more controversy as a new collaboration with the late #XXXTentacion was leaked prior to the release of XXX’s posthumous album “Skins” and in the song, Kanye makes reference to false rape allegations…and social media is on the fence about it.
Towards the end of West’s verse on the song, he says, “She wanna give you the cookie, you Famous-amous. She gave you the pu**y, but you ain’t pay for the anus.
Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin’. The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.
Gotta say it in Layman’s terms, while you wait on arraignments;
Cause if the jury say you did it, the payment is heinous.”
His verse suggests the potential damage to a man’s reputation that could come from false accusations of rape and is a part of the common pushback the discussion of sexual violence against women brings on, a topic that the #MeToo movement has made extremely relevant this past year.
Some fans have theorized that Kanye’s lyrics are a declaration of XXXTentacion’s innocence, but sources say Kanye “is not defending XXX or anyone in particular,” and in actuality, the details surrounding the case X was facing don’t even correlate to the lyrics Kanye spit. XXX, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was in a legal battle involving physical violence… he was never charged with rape.
Kanye has been an ongoing supporter of the late Florida rapper, even prior to his death, naming him as one of his favorite new artists earlier this year and selling X merchandise. Kanye’s next album, “Yandhi” will feature an X collaboration as well.
Not quite sure why but Kanye is clearly not here for sexual assault claims. Let’s not forget when he addressed the #RussellSimmons allegations in his song “Yikes”, where he said, “Russell Simmons wanna pray for me too. I’ma pray for him ‘cause he got MeToo’d. Thinkin’ what if that happened to me too. Then I’m on E! News.”
The single “One Minute” and XXXTentacion’s posthumous album “Skins” comes out officially December 7th.