XXXTentacion Returns to Jail, Faces Seven New Felony Charges
Two weeks after XXXTentacion's ex-girlfriend, who's also the victim in the domestic battery case he's fighting, decided to drop the charges, XXX has returned to jail after a judge ruled he violated bond conditions stemming from his 2016 arrest.
According to TMZ, at a hearing in a Miami-Dade County courtroom Friday morning (Dec. 15), a judge told XXX that he violated bond conditions for his initial arrest in October 2016 after prosecutors hit him with seven felony charges including witness tampering. So because of that, the South Florida rapper has been sent to Miami-Dade County Jail, where he is being held without bond. He will remain there until his trial begins.
The violation stems from felony charges he faces that include seven varying degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment. Those charges come in addition to his previous charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness-tampering.
The prosecutors suspected foul play when X's team turned an affidavit that the alleged victim had apparently signed. They believe XXX coerced the woman to sign the papers.
Last night, before the "Look At Me" rhymer headed to court, fellow 2017 XXL Freshman Ugly God, whom X has had problems with in the recent past, revealed he would be supporting X at his court appearance on Friday. In the Instagram message, which Ugly God had someone write because he's taking a break from social media, the "Water" rapper encouraged other people to show up at the courthouse.
"I found out about X and his court date tomorrow because I watch Akademiks' youtube channel with his ole biscuit head ass," Ugly God's message read. "I will be attending tomorrow in support of X, and I advise to anyone in the area if you're able to you should too. Despite how X is portrayed, he actually has a big heart. When I hear X speak on how he feels and when he gives positive messages to his fans, its actually genuine. Me and him had our disagreements in the past, but I'm rocking with X 100% this time."
Apparently, people weren't feeling Ugly God's sentiments, though. In another, now-deleted Instagram post, Ugly God included a photo of the plane ticket he bought to head to Florida along with a caption of some bad news. He sent his well wishes to XXX, but said that because he received a ton of threats from people who were mad he was supporting the controversial rhymer, he would no longer travel to Florida to attend XXX's hearing due to safety concerns.
XXL has reached out to XXXTentacion's team for comment regarding the new charges.
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