XXXTentacion Attends His Own Funeral in “Sad” Music Video
XXXTentacion’s team has released the posthumous video for the rapper’s hit song “Sad!,” which skyrocketed to No. 1 after his murder last week. The song, from XXXTentacion’s “?” album, broke the single-day record for Spotify with 10.4 million streams. The late artist’s music sales have not only skyrocketed upwards of 542,566%, but his 2018 album single “Sad!” has now just surpassed Drake’s “God’s Plan” for Spotify’s single day streaming record.
X’s “Sad!” clocked in a whopping 10.4 million streams last week, which more than doubled Drake’s previous record of 4.3 million streams on the day of release for “God’s Plan.” The music video was directed by JMP.
The track was produced by John Cunningham. The song is XXXTentacion’s highest charting in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after his death. He is now the first solo artist to get a No. 1 records posthumously since the Notorious BIG’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems” in 1997.
X’s single “Sad!” touches a lot on his battle with anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. He talks about his past relationships and expresses how he was left to feel lonely. The song’s message continues to resonate with the artist’s many fans who are experiencing the same kind of pain and encourages them to push on. In the video (which X wrote the script for) he is seen attending his own funeral, fighting his resurrected dead body, and “killing” his old self, according to the captions throughout. The video ends, showing handwritten notes in which he claims to be changing for the better. The irony of him attending his own funeral, just before the private ceremony his mother is going to hold, is surreal.
The nature and irony of the video has led some fans to once again believe his death was a stunt and the rapper may still be alive. However, yesterday (June 27th) a public, open-casket memorial service was held for him in Florida. As we previously reported, Denzel Curry attended XXXTentacion’s fan memorial yesterday, sharing his sympathies with others touched by the fallen rapper. The Carol City, Florida native
has taken his commemoration a step further, getting the words “Wing Ridden Angel” forged onto his arm, identical to the tattoo XXX bore on his right arm.
One man, Dedrick D. Williams has been arrested in connection with his murder. Federal investigators are searching for two other suspects including 22-year-old Robert Allen. As we previously reported, X was accused of domestic violence and was awaiting trial for those charges at the time of his death.
Watch “Sad” below.
By: DJ Diamond K