Controversial rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20 in South Florida

22 June, 2018, 12:31 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • 2017 mugshot The Look at Me rapper was jailed in December due to a 2016 arrest for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and he spent six months in prison for a prior 2015 armed home invasion charge

In audio dispatch, police say the attack might have been a drive-by shooting, and the suspects allegedly fled in a black Dodge Journey, XXL Mag reported.

On Tuesday morning, workers continued building a 6-foot (2-meter) wall around the property of the newly built home where XXXTentacion lived in Parkland, the same suburb of Fort Lauderdale where a gunman fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Prominent figures from the music world and beyond are expressing shock and sadness at the shooting death of 20-year-old rap breakout XXXTentacion earlier today.

The popular rapper was rushed to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.

In a subsequent post requesting anyone with information on the situation to come forward anonymously, the Broward Sheriff's Office says Onfroy was "approached by two armed suspects", with at least one firing a gun at Onfroy during a possible robbery.

The celebrity news site TMZ, which first reported the shooting, said that the two suspects snatched a Louis Vuitton bag from the rapper's vehicle.


The sheriff's office said XXXTentacion was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Nonetheless, he connected deeply with young fans, who were drawn to his songs that touched on emotional topics such as his battles with depression. In addition, the department confiremd the victim was indeed the 20-year-old rapper. "He notched a No. 1 album in March with his sophomore effort "?" and had a top 10 hit with "Sad!".

And J. Cole said, in part: "RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person".

DJ Diplo, who produced music with the rapper, also remembered the star on Twitter with a picture of the pair captioned, "Thanks for inspiring me". He had been awaiting trial on multiple felony charges and allegations of domestic abuse of his pregnant girlfriend.

Despite - or perhaps because of - his grim and sometimes suicidal lyrics, XXXTentacion catapulted to the top of United States charts just months ago. In March, a judge released him from house arrest so that he could tour.

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