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Danish band Lukas Graham have landed in hot water after covering the late rapper XXXTenacion's song SAD!, claiming to have no knowledge of his violent past.

The track was covered as a stripped-down version for the Spotify Singles series, and now the lead singer Lukas Forchammer has stated that the song will be removed from streaming services.

He posted a now-deleted statement to Instagram, writing; “Our cover of ‘SAD!’ will be taken down ASAP. I had no knowledge of his violent history. I’m very sorry for the pain I’ve caused. Again, I’m very sorry.”

The band allegedly had no clue about the deceased rap artist's controversial history with the law.

At the time of his death back in 2016, he was facing trial for a number of charges including false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

The band's apology referenced XXX's domestic abuse charges from October 2016, after he was shot and killed in June of that year.

The 20-year-old's multi-platinum-selling posthumous album ? has been boosted and featured by a number of famous hip-hop and rap artists.

The rapper confessed to “f*cking up” his ex-girlfriend, in addition to a number of other violent crimes in a secret video which was made public after his death.

Real name Jahseh Onfroy said in an interview with the podcast No Jumper that he nearly killed his gay prison inmate who was staring at him. He laughed throughout the interview, showing no remorse.

"I was going crazy,” he told the interviewer. “I smear his blood on my face, on my hands. I got it, like, in my nails. I got it all over me. I was going f*cking crazy.”


Superstar Rihanna has called an end to gun violence after suffering a tragic familial loss. 

The singer-turned-makeup-mogul celebrated the festive period with her extended family, including her cousin, who was named as Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne by news outlets.

The young man was the victim of a shooting in the family's native Barbados.


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'RIP cousin… can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!,' she captioned the post.

'Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man,' she finished. before ending the post with the poignant hashtag #endgunviolence.

The shooting happened on St Stephen's Day.


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Rihanna also shared a video of the 21-year-old, which showed him enjoying a walk with family. 

The young man was reportedly going to visit his girlfriend when the shooting happened.