xxxtentacion moonlight
XXXTentacion Moonlight via YouTube

Below we’re going to break down what XXXTentacion meant to tell his fans in ‘Moonlight‘ and how he planned to make a change in his life. First, let’s take another look at the music video which accompanied the single


Moonlight and Spotlight

The song begins with the Chorus, where the rapper uses two particular terms, moonlight and spotlight. From what we can tell, in the following lines, X demands from himself and his followers to get their moon right, meaning to shake the negativity away from their lives and become the best version of themselves.

Spotlight, moonlight
n****, why you trippin’? Get your mood right
Shawty look good in the moonlight
All these p**** n***** so bad mind

XXXTENTACION – Moonlight Lyrics

Also, in the Chorus, X refers to the movement he started before he passed away. As most of us know by now, the rapper pledged to do good and help other people while destroying the negativity in his life. Therefore, he blames the people that don’t want to do good with their life, and they don’t want to do anything while spreading negativity.

Eliminating the Violence

In the first verse, the rapper claims that he is the one that will end this evil circle that surrounded his life at that moment by eliminating the violence. Even so, he will be ready to defend himself in case he ever needs to, so he also warns possible aggressors. However, X still couldn’t help himself to think of his old self even if he was ready to change for the better.

Xxxtentacion Moonlight Get Your Mood Right
XXXtentacion Moonlight Get Your Mood Right

Letting Go Is Hard

We can only assume that his old life was hard to let go because someone special was part of it, most likely a former girlfriend. Following his first verse, XXXTentacion has a profound moment with himself during the bridge where he prays that a special person in his life calls him so they can have another conversation. As he tells us, that always made him feel happy.