In the August video, the 20-year-old hip-hop star denied he was dead after a stunt in which he made it seem as if he’d hanged himself.
“Everybody got to chill the f–k out!’’ said the rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy. “No one said I died. … Relax!
“I had to hurry up and f–king post so you didn’t think I was dead, ’cause I don’t want any of my fans killing themselves! Calm the f–k down.
“It’s for a music video. … I’m not dead.”
The footage resurfaced after XXXTentacion was shot dead while sitting in the driver’s seat of his pricey black BMW sports car in Florida on Monday afternoon.
“@xxxtentacion IS NOT DEAD! HE IS PULLING OFF THE WORLDS BIGGEST PUBLICITY STUNT EVER DONE BY MANKIND!” one Twitter user wrote.
Another said, “The death seems to be fake.’’
Authorities positively identified the fatally shot man as the rapper Monday.
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