XXXTentacion Shot in Florida, According to Report

Sheila Mcguire
June 20, 2018

An eyewitness told the outlet that the rapper - whose most recent album debuted at number one in the U.S. back in March - had been seen "lifeless with no pulse" after the incident at just before 4pm local time.

The 20-year-old was apparently at a motorcycle dealership when a gunman approached him critically wounding him. Kanye West said he was "inspired" by XXXTentacion and added "thank you for existing".

He was considered a genre-bending artist, who cited a variety of influences that ranged from Tupac Shakur to Coldplay.

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According to TMZ, the rapper was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and was facing more than a dozen felony charges. Some of hip-hop's most legendary lyricists talked about their demise in songs and videos, with both Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. doing so in the 1990s. J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential".

Onfroy has experienced legal troubles since the age of 16, when he was sent to a youth detention center for gun possession charges.

In one incident, she accused him of headbutting her, forcing her into a bathtub, and kicking her because she had sung the words to a song by a friend of his in the vehicle, she said in the deposition. When his music was removed from Spotify's curated playlists, the industry threw its weight around in order to get the policy rolled back.

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In addition to musicians, fans of the late artist shared tributes to XXXTentacion on social media. "So I just wanted to say I appreciate and love all you and believe in you all".

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In a social media livestream from a year ago that circulated after the shooting, he considered his own mortality and spoke about what he hoped his legacy would be.

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