Does it seem to you that the most talented artists are also the most troubled ones? It is often hard for me to accept that people who can speak so deeply to hoards of die-hard fans can also be capable of doing horrific things in their private lives. Never have I had a harder time connecting the two than in the case of the late rapper XXXTentacion. Let’s reflect on this ambivalence with the most memorable XXXTentacion quotes.
Everyone knows that XXXTentacion was on the fast, tumultuous track to success. As he rose to fame before our eyes, privately, he battled his inner demons. Nevertheless, his lyrics and somber instrumentals struck a chord with the youth across America.
A creature of undeniable talent, XXXTentacion was falling in and out of legal troubles. Lauded for his artistic achievements, he also repeatedly got arrested. At the time of his passing, he was awaiting trial for aggravated battery of fans and, sadly, his pregnant girlfriend.
However, he did make great music. With that in mind, I gathered the most inspiring XXXTentacion quotes to commemorate the artist, not the abuser.
The Best XXXTentacion Quotes to Remember Him By
XXXTentacion Quotes That Show How He Spoke Out to His Fanbase
#1. “Some people just don’t deserve you. They aren’t ready for your level of loyalty or love. You have to always remember that not everyone was raised like you. Not everyone has a pure heart and good intentions like you. And not everyone has your best interest and wants to see you succeed.”
#2. “You can’t do good if you’re wishing bad on others.”
#3. “Be kind to one another, even when it’s not requested.”
#4. “Your self-respect is what matters. You cannot have a good life or have other people respect you, for that matter, if you don’t respect yourself.”
#5. “Make sure you are being healthy in mind, being caring, compromising for the ones you love, being loyal to the ones you love. If you love someone, you’re supposed to be dedicated to them, right?”
#6. “I advise you to not hide your feelings. Don’t pretend to be okay when you’re not okay. Don’t pretend to be happy when you’re sad. It’ll only lead to your misery.”
#7. “Follow your dreams, and know that even though you have lost, you have guardian angels watching over you, day in and day out.”
#8. “Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul; let your soul define your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream, and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength.”
#9. “I could never say I understand how you are all feeling nor can I find the right words to say to you, but I do want you all to know, you are not alone.”
XXXTentacion Quotes That Accurately Depict His Solitude
#10. “I can’t seem to find someone’s shoulder.
Who will I rely on when it’s over?”
#11. “I’ve been feeling really lost, ducking all attachments.
I don’t really go outside ’cause I hate traffic.”
#12. “Hello, from the dark side in.
Does anybody here wanna be my friend?”
#13. “Being alone really makes you realize all you got is yourself.”
#14. “All alone, call my phone, make me feel right.”
#15. “Nobody will ever completely know you.”
#16. “The pain in my heart just won’t end
The words that I find just don’t seem to compare
Awaiting my death in the end
Alone, I must seek out the end to begin.”
XXXTentacion Quotes That Show What It Is Like Being in the Clutches of Depression
#17. “I’m in pain, wanna put ten shots in my brain; I’ve been tripping ’bout some things, can’t change suicidal, same time I’m tame.”
#18. “Tired of feelin’ like I’m trapped in my damn mind.”
#19. “I’m sadder than most of you, with the money and the freedom.”
#20. “We’re all fighting battles no one knows about.”
#21. “I’m always where the sun don’t shine.”
#22. “With this pain inside of my chest
Got no choice but to carry on.”
#23. “Depression and obsession don’t mix well.”
#24. “Who am I? Someone that’s afraid to let go.”
#25. “There is no end to the pain, you must be numb.”
#26. “I’m the only one stressed
I’m the only one tired of having fake friends
Put the noose on my neck
And the hole in my back, again
I’ve been waiting on death with a smile on my face.”
XXXTentacion Quotes on Love Gone Bad
#27. “I gave her everything. She took my heart and left me lonely. I’ve been broken, heart’s contentious. I won’t fix, I’d rather weep. I’m lost then I’m found, but it’s torture being in love.”
#28. “You’re changing, I can’t stand it.”
#29. “I’m nauseous, I’m dyin’
She ripped my heart right out
Can’t find her, someone to –
My eyes are all cried out.”
#30. “I have to pretend I’m happy, I have to pretend I’m not hurt. I had to pretend I didn’t want you, and all you want is to see me rot?”
#31. “Only time I feel pain, when I’m feelin’ love.”
#32. “You ain’t even showing me the love you say you got for me.”
#33. “I’m cut open, her fingers in all my stab wounds.”
#34. “Please, stop making me think you care if you don’t.”
XXXTentacion Quotes That Will Resonate for Years to Come
#35. “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from enemies; it comes from those you trust the most.”
#36. “I came here, and I was still able to do what I wanted. I was still able to show my work and my lyrics. I was still able to go against the grain.”
#37. “I don’t like to speak about my age because people try to use my age to determine my knowledge.”
#38. “The most important thing is that when you get knocked down, get back up.”
#39. “I was the kid who wouldn’t say much. I never really spoke — I always acted, and that was always my problem.”
#40. “In the end, I have to be comfortable with myself, or no one else will ever love me for me.”
#41. “What is money really worth if it ain’t love?”
#42. “Life is a matter of perception. Everything is a riddle. You can simplify if you diversify your thoughts.”
#43. “Would I change anything about my journey? Fuck no.”
Although XXXTentacion was a problematic person, his talent was undeniable. He seemed destined for greatness in his musical career. Yet, as he garnered more praise for his work, he grew more abusive toward his fans and his girlfriend.
His shows frequently ended in brawls and riots that he took part in or even instigated. But even though his controversial life was cut short, his music lives on. So I saw it befitting that we should enjoy some of the most profound XXXTentacion quotes in the memory of the late rapper.