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Move over Taylor Swift, XXXTentacion just broke your world record

XXXTentacion has dethroned Taylor Swift on Spotify.
The rapper broke Spotify’s single-day global streaming record, which previously belonged to Swift, on June 19, according to multiple reports. It occurred just one day after the 20-year-old XXXTentacion was shot and killed in South Florida.
The record was set by XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” The song was streamed 10.4 million times on June 19, breaking the record of 10.1 million set by Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” on Aug. 25, 2017, according to Variety.
But, as many fans will remember, “SAD!” hasn’t always been so easily accessible on the streaming service.
“Spotify had removed ‘SAD!’ from its top playlists including Rap Caviar in May after announcing a new ‘hateful conduct’ policy, as XXXTentacion had been charged — but not convicted — of several felonies, including domestic violence and witness tampering,” Billboard reports. “But Spotify restored the track on Rap Caviar weeks ago after telling the artist’s camp weeks ago that it would do so, admitting that the rollout of the policy had been flawed. The day of his death, Spotify moved ‘Sad!’ to the top of its Rap Caviar playlist, and included a tribute to the artist on the service as well.”
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) Onfroy was awaiting trial for allegedly abusing his former girlfriend Geneva Ayala, who was pregnant with the rapper’s child at the time of the alleged assault.
The incident allegedly happened in October 2016 and XXXTentacion was charged “with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering,” according to Pitchfork.
The alleged victim (Geneva Ayala) has a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help with her medical bills. As of Wednesday morning (June 20) more than $34,000 had been raised.
Read more about the situation with Ayala here.

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