Alicia Keys Tweets & Deletes XXXTentacion Twitter Post Amid Backlash

Alicia Keys hopped on Twitter to co-sign the late XXXTentacion on Friday, and the web was surprised. X's legacy is sophisticated. Before he was murdered in Florida in June X was awaiting trial for home violence expenses. Although the artist's alleged historical past of abuse ought to by no means be excused, his musical expertise is troublesome to disregard. Keys acknowledged X's expertise when she tweeted, "Such a vibe!! Big like to the proficient @xxxtentacion !! Gone too quickly." She accompanied the caption with a video of her and her son Egypt taking part in the piano whereas singing “what are you so afraid of."

Just just a few hours after Keys posted the tweet, she deleted it. The web was not happy together with her help of X, citing his historical past of abuse as a cause for his cancellation from the tradition."Honestly, of all the times for Alicia Keys to offer that XXX abuser a shoutout, why right this moment??" tweeted one person. "Oh man alicia . we believed in you," exclaimed one other. Keys has but to reply to the backlash, apart from deleting the tweet in query. XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins dropped in December and hit primary on Billboard's 200 chart. It's at the moment sitting on the #35 spot after three weeks.