Controversial rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead at the age of 20

Controversial rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead at the age of 20

When 21-year-old Wyatt Rubin learned of the rising star's death Monday afternoon, he jumped in his auto and headed to the scene, playing the rapper's songs on the drive over. The duo escpaed in a dark-color SUV.

Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXtentacion has been fatally shot in Florida.

Rapper XXXTentacion has died after being shot at the age 20.

He had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, sheriff's public information officer Keyla Concepcion said.


On Monday, rapper J Cole said the news of XXXTentacion's death had left him "fucked up".

XXXTentaction's short career had been overshadowed by alleged incidents of domestic violence and at the time of his death he was facing 15 felony charges. The sheriff's office didn't immediately release the victim's name, but numerous fans replied to the tweets above and they understood that the man was Onfroy.

Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy and raised in South Florida, the rapper would go on to court both success and extreme controversy as XXXTentacion. Onfroy was set to stand trial regarding the case later this year, and his case sparked an ongoing conversation regarding the music industry's responsibility for addressing violent acts committed against women by artists. The latter debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. In 2016, he was arrested and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He is now awaiting trial on domestic violence charges for allegedly abusing his then-pregnant girlfriend. The house arrest was lifted in March, according to Miami-Dade court documents.

Last month Spotify backpedaled on a planned anti-hate policy to remove XXXTentacion's music from its playlists, along with R. Kelly. "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here", he posted on Twitter.

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