Hip-hop sensation Sexyy Red's viral High School fight video sparks controversy

Revisiting the past: Sexyy Red’s unearthed footage causes a stir in the hip-hop community
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Hip-hop sensation Sexyy Red, known for her chart-topping hits and unapologetic persona, has found herself in the spotlight once again—but this time, it’s not about her music. An old video from her high school days has resurfaced, capturing a heated altercation between the rising star and another female student. As fans and critics alike weigh in, the controversy surrounding the footage raises questions about Sexyy Red’s past and her impact on today’s hip-hop scene.

The viral video

The grainy video, which emerged on social media, shows a younger Sexyy Red clad in a pink sweatsuit, engaged in a physical altercation with a fellow student. The two women exchange blows in a classroom, while their peers cheer them on.

Despite a teacher’s attempts to intervene, Sexyy Red maintains a firm grip on her opponent’s hair, refusing to let go. The fight escalates, and the rapper delivers a few more blows before the clip ends. Confirming its authenticity, Sexyy Red took to social media, writing, “Been on Det!!!” Her high school fight video quickly went viral, leaving fans both intrigued and shocked.

Backlash and controversy

While some fans appreciate the glimpse into Sexyy Red’s past, others criticize her behavior. The video’s release coincides with the artist’s recent appearance at a local high school, where she waved her middle fingers and seemingly threw up “gang signs.” Critics argue that her music, often characterized by explicit content, is inappropriate for a school setting.

However, Sexyy Red defended her actions, revealing that her visit was part of a charity effort to support students during prom season. She tweeted,

"Y’all do know I went there to give the boys money for their haircuts and girls bundles for prom week cause I remember when I needed help with my prom stuff."

Sexyy Red’s high school fight video has sparked conversations about fame, redemption, and the blurred lines between an artist’s public persona and their personal history. As the clip continues to circulate online, fans and critics grapple with conflicting emotions.

Whether this unearthed footage will affect Sexyy Red’s career remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: it has reignited interest in the enigmatic rapper’s journey from the classroom to the stage.