Controversial rapper XXXTentacion has been confirmed dead at age 20, after being shot in South Florida on Monday.
TMZ first reported in which the “Moonlight” rapper was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Monday afternoon. As he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman reportedly ran up to his vehicle as well as also opened fire. Graphic video of the rapper in his car circulated online as well as also on Twitter after the reported shooting.
The Broward County Sheriff later tweeted in which they had responded to “an incident regarding a shooting” in Deerfield Beach.
“Dispatchers received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m.,” the tweet continued. “An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital.”
The Sheriff’s Office later tweeted in which “the adult male in which was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.” They later confirmed the victim’s identity as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion.
XXXTentacion began rapping at age 15 as well as also broke onto the scene in 2017 with his single “Look at Me.” He released his debut album, 17, the same year, as well as also followed the item up with ?, which was released in March.
The controversial rapper was also plagued by legal issues, having faced charges of gun possession, robbery as well as also assault having a deadly weapon. In October 2016, he was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering, as well as also aggravated battery of a pregnant victim — his former girlfriend — ultimately facing 15 felony charges inside the case. He was sent to jail in December 2017 for violating bond inside the domestic battery case, although was later released on house arrest. In March, a judge ruled in which XXXTentacion could be released by house arrest in order to tour in support of his fresh album.
Following the shocking news, XXXTentacion’s friends as well as also fellow musicians took to social media to pay tribute to the young rapper.