Bugzy Malone reflects on sad death of XXXTentacion: Im worried for youngsters


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Bugzy Malone reflects on 'sad' death of XXXTentacion: 'I'm worried for youngsters'
Bugzy Malone is worried for youngsters after the death of XXXTentacion (Picture: WireImage / REX)

Bugzy Malone has spoken out after XXXTentacion was shot dead in South Florida during an armed robbery on Monday.

The 20-year-olds murder has caused devastation among his fan base with one of his close pals Danielle Bregoli, aka the Cash Me Outside girl, pleading for other rappers to take this as a wake up call.

Now, less than a week after his death, Bugzy has revealed how he is worried for youngsters, and concerned about his own message he puts out.

Talking to Metro.co.uk he said: Im more worried for youngsters really and like he was a good rapper, very talented, but I think he touched a lot on death and I think the things you say out loud you attract into reality.

Bugzy Malone reflects on 'sad' death of XXXTentacion: 'I'm worried for youngsters'
He hopes his fans have a good outlook on his own message (Picture: Getty Images)

So my followers and people who watch me and my message I was a bit worried about their outlook on things.

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He added: So yeah its very sad really.

The 27-year-old then went on to talk about how musicians such as x used their depression as a key focus in their music, but confessed to never wanting to do this.

He said: A lot of rappers use depression as a thing but I never used it as a thing. Im a story teller so I tell my story, and depression is part of that.

I felt like Id dropped into a hole and needed to dig myself out of that hole and pull myself through it.

Bugzy Malone reflects on 'sad' death of XXXTentacion: 'I'm worried for youngsters'
He said he doesnt use depression as a thing in his music despite it being a part of his life (Picture: Redferns)

However Bugzy insisted that he wasnt afraid of being honest in his craft, and this shows within his latest music video for Warning.

He said: I wanted it to show the true essence of where Im from and the aggression that I felt growing up in that place.

I created a street party and it was good for the community as well bringing something positive. I wanted it to show the natural chaos to the video, and theres things we couldnt even put in there because they were quite illegal.

He added: The police turned up and we were filming so we kept on filming.

I think a lot of people get to my level of numbers and to my stage dont get that kind of realness any more, but I wanted to show that.

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Bugzy has teamed up with Bacardi for a new campaign Do What Moves You and will be celebrating with a homecoming gig in Manchester.

He will be joined by rising MC Hardy Caprio, BBC Radio 1Xtras DJ Semtex, and Manchester rappers Lady Ice and Stef Smith and hopes that he can inspire his fans with the power of his music.

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The gig will take place tomorrow night (23 June) at Gorilla on Whitworth Street.

He revealed he is excited for the set, and said it will be extra special because of it being in his hometown, who knows, he might even give fans a rendition of Warning.

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