XXXTentacion’s fans fell into confusion when the late rapper’s artwork for “HEARTEATER” included his ex-girlfriend, who previously claimed to be routinely abused by him.
The photo for the single, “HEARTEATER” is of Geneva Ayala holding a heart in one hand, as the red blood drips from her mouth onto her white tank top. Ayala is also expected to feature in XXXTentacion’s visual for the single, which were his wishes according to Genius, his mother posted a video with X’s voice expressing that.
Ayala had accused the late rapper of choking and beating her, which led him to be charged with several felonies. Some of the felonies included aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, witness tampering, and false imprisonment. Ayala also opened up to the New York Times to express her side of the story and the situation she was in. When the rapper was murdered, the case became dismissed and Ayala still faced harassment from X’s fans.
Although fans may be surprised about the decision to have his ex-girlfriend as the face of the single, it is what X would have done regardless. To him, it made complete sense and painted the picture of the song perfectly. Check out “HEARTEATER” below and look out for the visual soon.