Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

XXXTentacion shot dead in Miami, TMZ reports

XXXTentacion shot dead in Miami, TMZ reports

The Broward County sheriff's office said in a statement that an adult male who was shot near Miami on Monday afternoon and taken to a hospital was later pronounced dead.

Known for melding hip-hop with elements of punk, emo, indie and other genres, XXXTentacion, given name Jahseh Onfroy, began recording music with friends in his bedroom and releasing it online.

His debut album, 2017's 17, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and his follow-up in March, ?

Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighbourhood, was just coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots.

XXXTentacion has an extensive legal history, including allegations of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. According to the celeb news site, XXXTentacion was shopping for motorcycles when, as he was leaving a dealership, someone ran to his auto and fired.

"So much stuff around him touched my heart".

In December, Onfroy was put on house arrest after additional charges of witness tampering were brought against him over allegedly coercing his former girlfriend to decline testifying against him, but a judge granted Onfroy's release in March so that he could tour.

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Regarding a June 2017 attack at a San Diego concert, the following messages were posted on XXXTentacion's Twitter account: "security and venue set me up, I got sucker punched and knocked out, it is what it is". I didn't really fuck with all of his music but I really love that #f%cklove record that he did with trippie red.

"Women may see or feel that they're belittled, but you're only belittled if you want to be belittled", he said."[Hillary Clinton] ran [for president] and she wasn't killed for it.

Prominent figures from the music world and beyond are expressing shock and sadness at the shooting death of 20-year-old rap breakout XXXTentacion earlier today.

"I am just a big fan", Rubin said.

XXXTentacion has reportedly been shot in Miami.

Following the sudden death of rapper XXXTentacion on Monday, celebrities flooded social media to honor the late artist.

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