XXXTentacion Memorial in Los Angeles Creates Riots, Chaos

Lawrence Kim
June 20, 2018

A spontaneous memorial for XXXTentacion in Los Angeles was broken up by police on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Brandon Lang, a 29-year-old magazine owner, said XXXTentacion may have had an angry persona in his performance, but in reality he "did good things", pointing out that he had come home to perform in an upcoming charity show. Some climbed onto rooftops, and at one point, a mosh pit formed in the middle of the crowd.

At least 300 people had flooded Melrose Avenue, near the intersection with Spaulding Avenue, when authorities were called in around 7:50 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im. Police said items, such as rocks, were being thrown at them.

The crowd began forming around 8 PM, but as it grew so did the chaos. "I don't know how they can just bring out the cops".

"He's a very inspirational person to me, and his music really helped me through, like, really tough times in my life", fan Lesley Soto told CBS2 News as she held up a drawing dedicated to Florida rapper. According to an Instagram post by users nojumper and adam22, the event was organized by them in the 7600 block of Melrose.

X, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, died Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The 20-year-old was sitting in his luxury, electric BMW when two men approached his vehicle and opened fire before fleeing in a dark SUV. He was awaiting trial on charges that he allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend - an allegation he denied.

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