Lil Skies is going ghost for a little while.
XXXTentacion's passing has affected everybody in different ways. Coping with the death of one of your favorite artists is never easy. However, according to Lil Skies, we are lucky that we didn't lose even more of the community's young stars last week. With Jimmy Wopo and XXX both being shot on Monday, June 18, Skies revealed that he was also the victim of a robbery similar to the reported X incident. Leaving with his life intact, Skies told his fans that he was the victim of a robbery in Los Angeles for his jewelry shortly after X was murdered. The young rapper got emotional when retelling the story, saying a man ran up on him with a gun, pointed it at his gut and demanded his watch.
According to Skies, he slapped the man and ran but the story itself was enough for some Internet trolls to wish death on the rapper. As one of the most buzzing young artists, Skies has a large social media following but the death threats were enough to get him to leave altogether. Choosing to disconnect, the "Red Roses" singer posted a farewell on his Instagram, noting that he was ghosting for the foreseeable future. "Going ghost... y’all can have this internet shit.. bye," commented Skies after his Instagram live stream was reposted by several prominent YouTube accounts.
Regardless of how you feel about the man who turned down XXL's Freshman List, death threats are never cool. Thankfully, he is still here to speak about what happened to him and hopefully, he makes his social media hiatus a short one.