XXXTentacion, otherwise known as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed on June 18 in Florida. Now, he’s posthumously returned with the release of his music video for his chart-topping song “SAD!”.
At the beginning of the video, the late rapper asks his viewers a series of questions, with some including “Why do you love?” and “Why do you hate?”.
The 20-year-old later appears on screen, where he’s seen attending his own funeral. XXX walks up to an open casket, where he sees his body laying down sporting his iconic half blonde half black hairdo.
The haunting and captivating JMP directed music video finds the late rapper getting attacked by his old self in a brutal fist fight, while onlookers watch.
In the credits, it was revealed that XXXTentacion wrote the song and creatively-directed the visuals.
Throughout the video, XXX can be seen sitting hunched over, avoiding eye contact with a mysterious hooded individual, who ends up being the one asking the questions and making statements about changing the world.
“The world is in need of change, humans must learn to love and compromise rather than destroy,” the figure said. “The world will soon be more loving, you will see.”
The video ends with XXX laying his old self to rest, representing what the rapper could have been facing during his last few months.
Earlier in the week, it was announced through XXXTentacion’s Instagram story that his label would be posthumously releasing the music video for his number one Billboard Hot 100 song.
“SAD!” has now become the first posthumous number one single by a lead solo artist since The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” in 1997.