by: David Klemow
Jun 18, 2018
Embattled rapper XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, has died following a shooting earlier today (June 18, 2018) in his home state of Florida. He was 20 years old. The rapper, who’s career breakout has been marred by extensive legal trouble since his emergence in 2015, was reportedly shot outside of a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. Broward County police responded to the call around 4:00pm EST and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Despite the highly controversial nature of the young rapper’s appeal, XXXTentacion released two critically acclaimed LP’s, 17 and ?, that both managed to chart exceptionally well. Prayers and supportive messages from his contemporaries have begun pouring in from rappers, producers, and DJs from across the world.
RIP XXX….. your music will always live forever brother
— CARNAGE (@djcarnage) June 18, 2018
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx
— diblo (@diplo) June 18, 2018
This can’t be fucking real bruh
— ZXLTRXN (@denzelcurry) June 18, 2018
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
We must support his legacy.
— king of the youth (@lilyachty) June 18, 2018
Today hurts. Speechless. We miss you and we love you. RIP @xxxtentacion . 😥
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 18, 2018
everyone is so quick to aim their criticism at other people but fail to point it at themselves, no one is perfect, everyone deserves compassion, everyone has space to grow, not justifying any abusive behavior, just saying
— shuey 🍄 (@oshimakesmusic) June 18, 2018
Right now I only wanna point out one thing abt the XXX situation:
You see a guy, shot in his car, laying there dead or clinging to life, and your first thought is to walk up inches from his body and film it so u can post it on snap or insta? Is this really our society right now?
— 💎💎JAUZ 💎💎 (@Jauzofficial) June 18, 2018
No arrests have been made yet in connection with the slaying of the young rapper. This story is developing, check back for updates.