XXXTENTACION has been gone for some time, having been tragically killed after getting robbed outside of Riva Motorsports in Florida on June 18, 2018. But according to actor TK Kirkland, his death may have been avoided had he walked around with a credit card instead of cash.
The comment was prompted by DJ Vlad’s claim in an interview released on Wednesday (November 8) that the late rapper had to “go to the bank to withdraw all that money” and “put it in a Louis [Vuitton] bag, only to have a bunch of idiots notice it and kill him for it.”
“It’s so sad,” replied the veteran actor.
“You think they would have killed him for his American Express card?” Vlad asked rhetorically.
“Not at all,” Kirkland replied. “He didn’t need that cash with him. It’s a young man’s mistake.”
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In other XXXTENTACION news, one of the rapper’s alleged murder suspects has now been listed as a witness in YNW Melly’s double-murder trial.
According to legal documents, the prosecution added new witnesses to their case against Melly ahead of his retrial for the 2018 killings of YNW Sakchaser (real name Anthony Williams) and YNW Juvy (real name Christopher Thomas Jr.).
Among the seven people added to the list is Robert Allen, who was a key figure in the investigation into XXXTENTACION’s death. The Florida State Attorney now states that he could “have information that may be relevant to any offense charged, or any defense thereto.”
Allen and Melly both spent time together in Broward County Jail.
Earlier this year, Robert Allen received a reduced sentence after testifying against his co-defendants in the XXXTENTACION murder case. The 27-year-old will be in prison for around two years after taking a deal in exchange for being a key witness for the prosecution during the trial.
Broward Circuit Judge Michael A. Usan sentenced him to seven years in state prison in mid-May, taking off five of the years he’s already served during the length of the trial. Allen was also given 20 years of probation.
“No sentencing is easy, and this one is hard,” Usan said. “I genuinely believe you are sorry for what you have done and not sorry for yourself.”
Allen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery while agreeing to turn on his co-defendants Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, and Trayvon Newsome.