Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 20, 2018

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

In a later statement released on Twitter, the sheriff's office said: "The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead".

Tributes quickly poured in on social media, including from music star Kanye West.

In September, the 20-year-old came under fire for his music video "Look At Me", which took a controversial tone around police brutality, white supremacy and slavery. "He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community".

Producer Diplo posted a photo of the two together and said, "Thanks for inspiring me".

At the time of this death, he was also facing more than a dozen felony charges and prosecutors had accused him of witness tampering.

After being arrested again for aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, he donated $100,000 to domestic violence prevention programs and announced an event to support rape victims.

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XXXTentacion had a history of run-ins with the law, first spending time in youth detention in 2014 for gun possession before being imprisoned in 2016 for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

But much of his brief career has been mired in controversy.

United States rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.

Last month Spotify backpedaled on a planned anti-hate policy to remove XXXTentacion's music from its playlists, along with R. Kelly.

The Florida native had "barely left his house" in recent months, according to the Miami New Times, since he was under what his lawyers called a "modified house arrest".

Video footage circulating on the Internet appeared to show Onfroy lying in his vehicle motionless following the shooting.

He continued later: "I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all; do not let your depression make you, do not let your body define your soul, let your soul define your body".

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