Vic Mensa caught a ton of flack for a line rapped during the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher where he took a shot at the late XXXTentacion, then doubled down on his stances against domestic abuse. Despite apologizing for the jab, domestic abuse allegations that Vic Mensa himself rapped about in times past have surfaced and fans on Twitter are blasting the Chicago artist.
Mensa’s cypher lines were shared to the Miami audience at the BET Hip Hop awards show taping last weekend, and XXX’s mother was also in attendance. Mensa took to Instagram to apologize to XXX’s mother but stood tall on the fact that he’s against domestic abusers. But fans dug up an older interview Mensa did with The Breakfast Club where he admitted to choking a former girlfriend and even wrote a song about it.
Since the news has resurfaced, fans on Twitter have been ripping Vic Mensa apart. We’ve collected some of the responses in the gallery below.
How do you choke your girlfriend out and write an entire song about it, then proceed to “condemn” rappers that have committed domestic abuse? Vic Mensa really the oddest rap nigga in existence. Bozo.— Toshi (@DreamCast_K) October 9, 2018
Vic Mensa calling Xxxtentacion an abuser pic.twitter.com/fZbfbsrtHv— La Flame (@kopanooooo) October 11, 2018
Quavo dissed Lil Peep so he’s now officially added to my Russ and Vic Mensa catergory of corniest niggas in Rap.— MARYLAND MANSON (@BreezyxSupreme) October 12, 2018
When you have to explain Quavo and Vic Mensa that dissing dead people ain’t cool pic.twitter.com/BMtxEO1q0o— liluzivertical (@raptalk5) October 12, 2018
lol everyone’s real mad at vic mensa but not mad at abuse okay got it very cool !— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) October 13, 2018
sooooo... vic mensa called x an abuser in front of his grieving mother even though he wrote a song about choking a girl. gotcha https://t.co/JXFrfDe1bv— adam22 (@adam22) October 7, 2018
@VicMensa didn’t you choke out your girlfriend? All you hip hop weirdos who do this “I’m here to change the culture.” Need to look at yourselves. It’s a glass house y’all livin in I don’t get how y’all dare throw stones knowing what you’ve done. https://t.co/P7uqulo5JQ— Carnero (@RamBoutIt) October 8, 2018
i thought vic mensa openly addressed his abusive past, got counseling, and did that whole thing— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) October 12, 2018