Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Rapper XXXTentacion dead after alleged drive-by shooting in Miami

Rapper XXXTentacion dead after alleged drive-by shooting in Miami

XXXTentacion, a wildly popular 20-year-old rapper, was shot and killed in South Florida on Monday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office announced. "According to the dispatch call the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask".

As TMZ reported, Onfroy was shopping for motorcycles and was leaving the RIVA Motorsports showroom at around 4pm when he was approached by two armed individuals.

The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said.

Detectives believe rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down during a "random robbery" - which occurred not long after he went to a bank to withdraw money for a new motorcycle, his lawyer says.

Requests for confirmation regarding Onfrony's status have not yet been returned by XXXTentacion's reps or the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

The rapper, whose grim, often suicidal rhymes propelled him to the top of the USA chart just months ago, was said to have had his second album debuted in March at the top of the Billboard charts. At least one of them opened fire before fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.

The 20-year-old had an extensive legal history with charges of harassment and domestic violence.

His single "SAD!" had been listened to more than 173 million times on YouTube, and reached the top-10 of the Billboard Hot 100 list.

A BMW sits idle after reports of a shooting in Deerfield Beach involving Broward rapper XXXTentacion on Monday, June 18, 2018. "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing".

XXXTentacion has faced several legal issues and was now awaiting trial on charges that he beat his pregnant girlfriend. He was now awaiting a trial where he faced 15 charges for alleged domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and witness tampering.

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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