Rapper XXXTentacion reportedly shot dead in Florida

19 June 2018, 02:48 | Santos Harmon

XXXTentacion shot dead in Miami, TMZ reports

Witnesses: Rapper XXXTentacion appeared ‘lifeless’ after gunfire strikes vehicle

The rapper released his debut album 17 a year ago, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Kanye West, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar are among the artists to have praised his music.

Tributes to the controversial rapper have been pouring in from fellow musicians in the wake of his death. "I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all, do not let your depression make you, do not let your body define your soul, let your soul define your body". J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential". "God bless his family, friends and fans".

Twitter user Cristia'n wrote in all capitals: "I DIDNT KNOW YOU THAT WELL BUT YOUR MUSIC MADE FEEL LIKE WE WERE CLOSE AND WE HAVE COMMUNICATED BEFORE", before expressing his gratitude for XXX's music and inspiration.

"XXXTentacion had just released his latest album, "?" in March. He faced 15 counts of false imprisonment, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and domestic battery by strangulation for an incident that occurred with his girlfriend in 2016.

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The "Look at Me" rapper, who'd recently been freed from house arrest to tour in support of his Billboard-topping sophomore disc ?

Broward County dispatch described the attack as a possible drive-by, according to TMZ, and named several brands of large SUV as the dark getaway vehicle.

XXXTentacion also stirred controversy.

The rapper, who was expelled from middle school for hitting a classmate and whose mother kicked him out of home, has also been implicated in other violent incidents, including stabbing his manager and brawling with audience members in concert. The move came as part of Spotify's attempt to condemn artists who break a "hate content and hateful conduct" policy.

Following news of his death on Monday, many fans shared a video Onfroy had posted to Snapchat in which he discussed the kind of legacy he wanted to leave.



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