Cassper Nyovest. (Photo: Gallo Images)
Giving his take on the situation, local rapper Cassper Nyovest tweeted about how the young musician’s death affected him, saying: “He was such an interesting artist. It’s sad.”
In a few follow-up tweets the rapper talked about what he “learned” from XXXTentacion’s death, and also opened up about being “provoked” in the industry.
“There’s a lot to learn from his life and death. For me personally, I need to learn how to avoid people who have less to lose than I do. The envy that rappers have is heavy. Niggas can get you hurt or killed just because they can’t stand your light. It’s pathetic,” he wrote in one tweet.
In a different post he added: “I’ve been provoked so many times & niggas have come at me with that street shit so many times. I’ve walked away every single time and I’ve been mocked and been called pussy for it. I am getting money & feeding my family. The last thing I care about is acting tough.”
When one fan probed the star asking if “Kiernan” (AKA) had “provoked” him this past weekend, he said: “Yes he did & I walked away again. He’s gonna deny it again but I have it on video this time. I don’t know what he’s trying to achieve with this tough guy act but I’m not about it. Innocent people get hurt cause of this dumb shit he’s trying to start. I do not respect that man at all.”