XXXTentacion was sent straight to jail Friday morning after prosecutors slapped him with 7 new charges, all felonies, in his 2016 domestic violence case.
The new counts include different degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment. He was already facing charges of batter against a pregnant woman and false imprisonment.The rapper surrendered to authorities Friday morning in Miami, was sent immediately to jail and is being held without bail. He faces “decades” in prison if convicted, reports say. He has pleaded not guilty on all charges and has denied the domestic violence charges.
The 19-year-old rapper rode his song “Look at Me” from SoundCloud stardom — where the song has clocked nearly 100 million streams since it was posted in December 2015 — to the Billboard 200, where the album of the same name debuted at No. 2 in August.
In October, the rapper was said to be signing a multi-million-dollar distribution pact between his label, Bad Vibes Forever, and Capitol Music Group’s CMG’s indie distributor Caroline, although details were unclear.