XXXTentacion Reportedly Shot In Miami And ‘Appeared Lifeless’ According To A Witness

Lula Sharp
June 19, 2018

Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in Florida, authorities say.

The footage resurfaced after XXXTentacion was shot dead while sitting in the driver's seat of his pricey black BMW sports vehicle in Florida on Monday afternoon.

XXXTentacion was shot in Broward County Monday, according to TMZ, and an eyewitness told TMZ that he "appeared lifeless with no pulse". "An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital". "His second album "?" premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in March.

The rapper was punched by someone who rushed the stage, according to the station. He was now awaiting a trial where he faced 15 charges for alleged domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and witness tampering.

However, the real recognition for XXXTentacion came past year when his debut album 17 made it to the second spot on the US Billboard 200.

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Zhang Hongxing, a 19-year-old art student in the southwestern city of Chongqing, said he fell in love with the rapper when he was preparing for his college entrance exam last year.

Tributes poured in for the young rapper, notably from Kanye West. J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential".

The owner of RIVA Motorsports - where Jasheh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, was shopping for a motorcycle Monday moments before he was shot - said the vigil will be held outside his business at 5 p.m. Prosecutors also accused him of witness tampering, saying he also coerced the woman, which landed him in prison in December 2017.

The controversy has resulted in numerous articles calling for the greater music industry to not "co-sign", or endorse, his music, including one that was published by Pitchfork titled, "XXXTentacion Is Blowing Up Behind Bars". In 2016, he was arrested on charges including home invasion for a 2015 incident, and less than a month later was jailed on charges that he attacked his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. "God bless his family, friends and fans".

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