Rapper XXXTentacion Reportedly Dead At 20

Lawrence Kim
June 19, 2018

The Broward Sheriff's Office says two armed suspects approached the 20-year-old rising star outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership Monday afternoon.

"The BSO Public Information Office is now working a developing incident regarding a shooting", the Broward Sheriff's Department told Us Weekly in a statement about the Deerfield Beach incident.

Sheriff's Department has pronounced XXXTentacion dead after he was shot earlier today in Florida.

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, who worked with XXX on his ? album, said: "I'm at a loss for words. speechless RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you".

His real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.

The rapper has been embroiled in controversy for much of his career, including various rowdy concerts and domestic violence charges from 2016.

The shocking murder of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has again opened the debate between separating art from an artist.

XXXTentacion shot to fame with the song Look At Me, which has been streamed 81 million times on Spotify, and his debut album? reached number one on the Billboard charts. He was facing charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and witness tampering. The video also referenced to controversial topics in the United States, such as racism, the 1991 Rodney King beating, the lynching in MS of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, the 2014 Missouri riots, police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in 2016 and the 2017 Charlottesville violence. He was under house arrest until March, but had his bail conditions relaxed so he could go on tour, according to Hiphopdx.com.

XXXTentacion's music was removed from Rap Caviar May 10, one of the most popular playlists on Spotify.

When 21-year-old Wyatt Rubin learned of the rising star's death Monday afternoon, he jumped in his auto and headed to the scene, playing the rapper's songs on the drive over.

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