XXXTentacion and the problem of separating art from its artist

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Sinead Garvan

XXXTentacion has scored his highest position in the UK’s Official Chart, with his track Sad climbing up to number five.

The 20-year-old was shot dead in his car in Florida on 18 June.

Radio 1 didn’t play XXXTentacion on its Official Chart Show, even though he currently has three songs in the UK Top 40: Changes (22) Moonlight (17) and Sad.

The rapper has topped the US Billboard Charts since his death, amid a stream of tributes from huge stars including Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Meek Mill.

His personal life – which is maybe better known than his music – makes him extremely controversial.

Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.

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