Rapper XXXTentacion made headlines, especially Thursday, over alleged sexual abuse, explicit lyrics, and controversial music videos where he apparently hanged himself and a white boy. While some know him for his music, his antics are arguably more famous. 

The Florida-born rapper released his debut album "17"  Aug. 25, which grabbed the No. 2 spot atop the Billboard 200 chart. The music arrived during online discussions of a criminal suit against the artist born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.

In 2016, authorities charged XXXTentacion with aggravated assault against his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was also charged with domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. If convicted, the 19-year-old could face lengthy prison time. He denied the allegations and denied the woman's pregnancy. The rapper pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for Oct. 5.

A transcript of the victim's testimony was obtained by Pitchfork Sept. 8. In the lengthy 142-page deposition, the woman, whose name wasn't revealed, claimed she suffered repeated abuse and recounted detailed accounts, which led up to the rapper’s subsequent charges. According to the documents, the two met at the rapper’s concert in 2016.

They became close and XXXTentacion asked the woman to move in with him. The first instance of abuse occurred two weeks later, according to the documents. The couple relocated to Orlando where the abuse allegedly worsened. The two fought, XXXTentacion head-butted, punched, and stomped on the woman. She suffered multiple injuries, according to the documents.

XXXTentacion Rapper XXXTentacion sparked outrage with a controversial music video which showed a child being hanged. Photo: Florida Department of Corrections

Police arrested XXXTentacion in October 2016 for an alleged home invasion and charged him with robbery, and aggravated battery with a firearm, which stemmed from an incident in November 2015. He pleaded no contest to those allegations and served six years of probation.

Outside of the domestic abuse allegations, XXTentacion is known for controversial music videos. He recently sparked online outrage when he released his gloomy video for his song "Look At Me" Tuesday. The video featured a white child being hanged, while a black child observed.

The Florida rapper apparently shot the video to emphasize the use of excessive force by law enforcement in America. The video showed a white boy lynched on stage. XXXTentacion puts the child’s head in a noose. He pulls the boy off the ground, while his legs flailed before they stopped.

The video also had the rapper hanging himself and several other black men.

The casting director of the contentious video, LaShawnna Stanley, said that finding parents that would consent to their child being in the video posed a challenge.

"We had to delay the video because the mom that originally agreed and said okay but when she got there she didn’t feel comfortable. We delayed for a week," she told Fox News Thursday.

The "little white boy and black boy show innocence,” Stanley said.

Although the video amassed 7 million views on Youtube since Tuesday, it also sparked unrest on social media. Some argued the video was powerful, while others condemned it.

One user wrote: "Hanging Children from a Rope?This rapper .@xxxtentacion is sick! Who signed their kids up for this? Was it worth the money ? #AllLivesMatter #blm"