Less than two weeks since XXXTentacion was tragically murdered, the rapper’s team has shared a new video for the song “Sad!”
Released on Thursday (June 28), the haunting JMP-directed video finds the rapper tasked with defeating himself as a way to end the negative energy in the world and spread positivity. While attending his own funeral, his body emerges from the casket and attacks him. Throughout the video, X fights another version of himself, using powers to throw his alter-ego against the wall. The visuals end with X winning the battle over himself but trying to grasp that he was finally able to defeat his demons.
The video arrives just a few days after “Sad!” catapulted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jumping from No. 52 to No. 1, “Sad!” became the first posthumous No. 1 single by a solo lead artist since The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” in 1997.
Along with the new video, X’s team also gave fans the opportunity to see the rapper one last time in a public memorial that was held on Wednesday at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Thousands of his fans gathered at the stadium for the six-hour viewing, where no phones or cameras were allowed inside.
Check out XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” video below.