Alicia Keys was feeling the warmth after she posted a tweet praising the late XXXTENTACION.
On Friday (January 4), the Grammy Award-winning singer shared a photograph of herself and her son sitting on the piano as she carried out a canopy of X’s tune, “What Are You So Afraid Of” off his posthumous Skins album.
“Such a vibe!!!” she wrote. “Big love to the talented @xxxtentacion!! Gone too soon.”
Alicia Keys has now deleted her tweet praising XXXTentacion. pic.twitter.com/ZhUsHPHwWy
— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@PopAlarms) January 5, 2019
Almost instantly, folks began calling her out for supporting an alleged abuser. Subsequently, Keys deleted the tweet.
X was arrested on expenses of home violence in 2016 however the case was closed following his June 2018 homicide.
X’s former girlfriend, Geneva Ayala, accused the slain 20-year-old of abusing her whereas she was pregnant together with his youngster. As a consequence, he was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant girl, home battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. The case was formally closed final July.
Twitter, as at all times, had one thing to say about Keys’ tweet, however the reactions had been blended. Some berated Keys for her seemingly contradictory actions, whereas others condemned the web for being so poisonous.
Check out the reactions beneath.
This ain’t it Alicia pic.twitter.com/87ojvLwgby
— HRH Levis Ryan 👑🌹 (@LevisRyann) January 4, 2019
“I’m a feminist as a result of it is concerning the advocacy of ladies’s rights on the bottom of political, social and financial equality” – Alicia Keys, 2016
“…Shortly after, X allegedly penetrated her vagina with a barbecue fork, which caused her to pass out”
— [rebranding] (@AndreNCT) January 4, 2019
— the subject of gossip in syosset (@flyleilah) January 4, 2019
rattling Alicia Keys deleted her submit about x… these fucking haters 🙄 they hate x however they at all times obtained his title of their mouths.
— ✨lengthy reside jahseh✨ (@jahsdaggerdick) January 5, 2019
People are so pressed about Alicia Keys enjoying X that they bully her into taking the submit down. The web and cancel tradition is poisonous.
— travis scott’s intern (@travs_intern) January 5, 2019
Man, y’all sjw bitches going after Alicia Keys and her youngster for singing one among x’s tune? Y’all have a proper to hate the mf trigger I do not agree with what he did, however fuck, put that vitality on somebody alive that may and must go to jail.
— insexure (@insexure) January 5, 2019
Since everyone seems to be bashing her for fucking supporting X. I’m defending. @xxxtentacion was the very best rattling human on the market. Accused of shit he by no means did. And when @aliciakeys helps him y’all bash her? All of y’all must develop up. Act just like the rappers y’all help are any higher.
— Neasha. 💋 (@JurrassicNess) January 5, 2019
Soft ass Twitter made alicia keys delete this so ima simply go away it right here rip x 🤕 pic.twitter.com/uWTEfTzyJ6
— 🦉🚀 (@ovoChris_) January 5, 2019
It’s only a tune and she or he’s having fun with singing it along with her youngster! Nowadays all people faces backlash for every part so.. simply, fuck it, and don’t give a shit about what the web has to say 😒
— Rawl (@lu_rawl) January 5, 2019