Florida rapper XXXTentacion has been shot and killed aged 20

Danny Woods
June 22, 2018

He was set to stand trial on over a dozen felony charges regarding a domestic violence case involving his pregnant girlfriend.

TMZ reported that witnesses said the 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was shot in his auto after leaving a motorcycle dealer in South Florida.

DAILY POST reports that the 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on Monday afternoon after two armed suspects approached him. A video posted on social networks apparently shows Onfroy's body inside his auto.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC News that a call of a shooting in Deerfield Beach came in just before 4 p.m. ET on Monday and that an "adult male victim" was transported to the hospital. The video also referenced to controversial topics in the USA, such as racism, the 1991 Rodney King beating, the lynching in MS of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, the 2014 Missouri riots, police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in 2016 and the 2017 Charlottesville violence. In addition, the department confiremd the victim was indeed the 20-year-old rapper.

After he was shot, he was rushed to a hospital, but was pronounced dead.

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Newsweek reached out to the Broward County Sheriff's Office for comment but had not yet heard back.

XXXTentacion, released his debut album in August 2017. A few months later, he reportedly secured a $6 million record deal with a Capitol Music Group subsidiary.

"His second album, "?", was released on March 16, 2018 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.

Tributes have quickly poured in on social media from Kanye West and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs among other hip-hop heavyweights. TMZ reported that a judge recently granted his request to be let off house arrest so he could tour.

In May, he was one of the artists temporarily banned from Spotify's in-house playlists due to its policy of not promoting artists with a history of alleged hateful conduct.

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