BREAKING NEWS! XXXTentacion Was Pronounced Dead at 20 After Being Shot In Florida.

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XXXTentacion was fatally shot in Deerfield Beach, Florida On Monday (June 18). He was 20 years old.

The rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, according to TMZ was shopping for Motorcycles when a gunman reportedly opened fire on his vehicle as he was leaving. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired and told police that a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from the rapper's car. Video shared on social media showed XXXTentacion’s body in the driver’s seat of a BMW i8 as police arrived on the scene.

X was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead on Monday evening by the Broward Sheriff's office.

According to dispatch audio, the suspects were described as two black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask. They fled the scene in a black Dodge Journey, with tinted windows and black wheels.

XXXTentacion's death follows a year in which the young artist experienced breakout commercial success that was frequently overshadowed by his alleged history of domestic violence. Plus His life had also been the source of controversy. XXX had been awaiting trial on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment, and aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, to which he pleaded not guilty.

XXX shot to stardom with his 2017 breakout hit “Look at Me!” and his two studio albums, 2017’s 17 and this year’s ?, which topped the charts upon its release in March. And also was featured on XXL's 2017 Freshman list.

In May, Spotify temporarily banned the rapper's songs from its in-house playlists due to a policy change intended to curb the promotion of artists with alleged histories of hateful conduct. After an uproar from key music industry figures including Kendrick Lamar, the streaming service decided to partially change its policy to punish artists for their personal misconduct.

During his life, the Broward County, Florida native  XXXTentacion built an early audience on SoundCloud with a strain of lo-fi rap featuring distorted bass and guitar riffs, abrasive melodic vocal approaches and melodramatic lyrics derived from punk and emo. He was reportedly to be working on a new album titled ‘Skins.’

Look below as his peers and the music industry, took it to social media and pays their respect. Stay tune for more as we pay respect all this week and especially this Thursday for A Very Special Edition of PHN Florida TakeOver Thursdays.   

Source | Photo Credit: XXLmag.comRap-up.com@theinfamousjc