Hulu shares new trailer for the documentary Look at me: XXXTentacion
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who lived from January 23, 1998 till June 18, 2018. Though a, controversial figure due to his occasional legal troubles, XXXTentacion gained a large fanbase during his short career with his depression and alienation-themed music. X was well-known for his musical versatility with his music ranging from emo, drill, trap, lo-fi, indie rock, nu metal, hip hop, R&B, and punk rock. He is considered to be one of the GOATS in the emo-rap and Sound Cloud genres which caught mainstream attention just at the peak of the rapper’s career before his death.
Earlier today, Hulu unveiled the trailer for their new documentary about the late 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion titled, Look at Me: XXXTENTACION, which is due out later this month. Look at Me has been in production with Fader Films since at least 2017, when it was originally commissioned by The Fader.
The preview shares various moments from the rapper’s promising career, which was cut short when he was shot and killed on June 18, 2018 as well as a gripping teaser into the life of the late talented rap star, with his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, addressing XXX’s abuse allegations.. One section of the preview touches on the battery allegations XXXTentacion faced in 2017, when his ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala accused him of various acts of violence against her. XXXTentacion denied the claims in an interview with XXL in 2017. The case was still open when the rapper died. It was officially closed two months after XXXTentacion’s death. Following his passing, in 2019, Geneva would appear in his posthumous video for the song “Hearteater.”
“Jahseh was like, ‘No, mom. It’s not true.’ And a part of me took that and run with it,” XXXTentacion says in the trailer.
XXXTentacion’s documentary was first announced back in 2019, on the one-year anniversary of the rapper’s untimely death. It first appeared at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival in March. The documentary is set to debut on Hulu on 26th May. The upcoming documentary, which is directed by Sabaah Folayan “portrays a front row view of an artist whose acts of violence, raw musical talent and open struggles with mental health left an indelible mark on his generation and the world of music before his death at the age of 20,” according to the film’s synopsis.
XXXTentacion was killed in Florida in 2018. Despite his huge levels of popularity at the time of his death, X has remained one of the most controversial figures in hip-hop. He faced numerous legal charges at the time of his death, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman (His then Girlfriend), domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. He pleaded not guilty and denied the allegations. Recently, he made two posthumous appearances on Kanye West’s Donda 2.
Watch the trailer for Look at Me: XXXTentacion below