Popular SoundCloud rapper Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, has passed away following a shooting as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Miami, Florida. A gunman in a car opened fire on the 21-year-old musician, sending him into a coma. He was soon transferred to a hospital where he was declared dead.
XXXTentacion, who is best known for his albums 17 and ?, is remembered by his fans for his unique music. He first found fame at age 16 through SoundCloud, creating his hit “Look at Me!” in 2015. The rapper has had legal trouble, and at the time was out on probation so he could tour. Details are scarce about what could have led to his death as, as TMZ reports, he had no obvious enemies who could have been responsible for this.
Kanye mourns the rapper on Twitter, saying:
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
Our thoughts are with XXXTentacion’s family as he leaves behind an army of fans and a scarce (but incredible) library of music.
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