Rapper XXXTentacion has died after being shot on Monday. He was 20.
According to TMZ, the musician, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was “shopping for motorcyles in South Florida” and as he was leaving the store, “a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office tweeted about the shooting, stating that “dispatchers received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m” and “an adult male victim was transported to an area hospital.”
In two follow-up posts, the Sheriff’s department shared that “the adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead. In addition, the department confiremd the victim was indeed the 20-year-old rapper.
TMZ previously reported that according to an eyewitness, the “Look at Me” rapper “appeared lifeless with no pulse.”
XXXTentacion was facing trial for a domestic violence charge against his pregnant girlfriend.
“Thanks for inspiring me,” Diplo captioned a picture of himself with XXXTentacion on Twitter.
“This got me f–ked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans,” wrote J. Cole.
“I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most f—ing talented of our time,” tweeted Travis Barker along with several heartbroken emojis.
XXXTentacion had just released his latest album, “?” in March. As Entertainment Weekly notes, it quickly shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. His previous almbum, “17,” reached No. 2.
The controversial rapper has previously made headlines for a music video that depicted the “lynching” of a young white boy and he was one of the artists who Spotify removed from playlists based on its policy of removing “hate content.”
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