XXXTentacion was shot to death today in Miami.
The 20-year-old was approached by two armed suspects after he left a motorcycle dealership. One of the men opened fire on XXX. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police believe the incident was a robbery.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy leaves behind a complicated legacy. He managed to release two albums in his short life, 2017's 17 and 2018's ?, which opened number one on the Billboard chart. XXX was also facing up to life in prison on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering when he died.
Here's how Hip Hop has been reacting to his death.
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
WHAT THE FUCKKKKK— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) June 18, 2018
Lil Xan reacts to news of Xxxtentacion 😔 pic.twitter.com/YnhsCsSEsY— RapSpotlights ⚡️ (@RapSpotlightss) June 18, 2018
I was down to see X trialed and serve time. Honestly the jokes about his death are disheartening. I’m an avid fighter against abuse and have done my fair share of defacing of his album advertising in the past but, all in all death is not an answer to a cycle homophobia and abuse.— Papa Kreay (@KREAYSHAWN) June 18, 2018
We must support his legacy.— king of the youth (@lilyachty) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. Xxxtentacion— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
Regardless of what XXXTentacion has done in the past ... to see people crack jokes is beyond disrespectful. Y’all parents have failed y’all .— JEAN CLAUDE (@CardoGotWings) June 18, 2018
Praying for @xxxtentacion 🙏🏻💔— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 18, 2018
Condolences to family, friends and fans of @xxxtentacion— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) June 18, 2018
It’s better to be alive with NOTHING than to die with EVERYTHING. #RIPXXXTentacion #TooYoung— Black Jesus (@thegame) June 18, 2018
Today hurts. Speechless. We miss you and we love you. RIP @xxxtentacion . 😥— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 18, 2018