Rapper XXXTentacion dead after alleged drive-by shooting in Miami

Ruben Ruiz
June 19, 2018

USA rapper XXXTentacion has died following a shooting in South Florida, the Broward County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

Video of rapper XXXTentacion in his final minutes after a fatal shooting spread quickly online on Monday, sparking controversy and pushback from those who believed it was insensitive to share the disturbing footage.

The rapper was rushed to a hospital, according to TMZ.

"Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing", Kanye West captioned a picture of XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroyon, on Twitter. He was just 20 years old.

According to TMZ, the controversial rapper was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman suddenly went up to his auto and shot him.

As TMZ reports, the 20-year-old rapper is said to have been shopping for motorcycles the Deerfield Beach area of Miama when a gunman is thought to have approached his vehicle and shot him.

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XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff's office said. However, he had a controversial past and was awaiting trial on domestic violence charges.

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, born January 23, 1998, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who was born and raised in Plantation, Florida.

The shooting was first reported at 3:57 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

Despite legal troubles Onfroy scored a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the release of his second album, ? In March, a judge released him from house arrest so that he could tour.

XXXTentacion began rapping at age 15 and broke onto the scene in 2017 with his single "Look at Me".

XXXTentacion had been accused of viciously assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, among other charges.

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