Popcast: XXXTentacion, Mourning and Morality

The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.

The rapper and singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed this week. He was 20 years old. His career, while short, was potent, earning him millions of fans. And he left a troubling legacy — he was accused of violent crimes against a former girlfriend.

The conversation — conflagration, really — about how to process the art and success of XXXTentacion has now spilled over into the discourse around his death. What is the most appropriate way to mourn a complicated figure?

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