XXXTentacion Performs “Changes” and More at A Helping Hand Concert
On Sunday (March 18), XXXTentacion held his A Helping Hand benefit concert in Pompano Beach, Fla.
During the show, X performed songs from his latest album ? including the ballad "Changes" and "Floor 555." The rapper also performed a wild stage dive from the venue's balcony, but not before letting the crowd choose what song he would jump to. After a vote, the audience settled on "Young Bratz."
But the show wasn't all about music. During one part of the concert, X took some time to speak to the crowd about becoming a better person and even touched on his recent feud with Trippie Redd, saying he still loves the "Dark Knight Dummo" rapper. Although the rapper didn't refer to Trippie by his name, he spoke of someone who "probably hates" him before going into the Trippie-assisted "Fuck Love."
"I was not a good person but I've been trying my best to change myself," said X. "I got a song with this amazing artist, bro. There is an amazing artist that I made the song with, and I know that this motherfucker probably hates me for whatever reason he has, but I don't care. I'm taking this as a chance to say, I love you and I love the world, bro."
The rapper also used a part of his show to offer a few words of encouragement to concertgoers and held a moment of silence for the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
XXXTentacion revealed some of the proceeds from the Helping Hand show would be going to the victims of the shooting and asked the crowd to pray for one of the surviving victims, Anthony Borges.
"There is no right words to say because I don't know how it feels to lose someone that is your blood," he said. "I don't know how that feels, to lose them when you send them to fucking school—that is not fair. So, I can't come up here and preach, but what I can say is that there is hope for all of us."
The benefit concert comes after the rapper partnered with Miami's Children Initiative for an event series to help local youth. X met with students from Miami's Liberty City community and discussed their issues. The rapper also revealed he would serve as an ambassador for MCI and will take part in five similar events this year.
Check out some clips from XXXTentatacion's concert below.
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