RIP: Rapper XXXTentacion shot and killed in Miami


Florida rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday afternoon (June 18), according to TMZ. He was 20.

The controversial artist, who was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his girlfriend, was reportedly gunned down while shopping in Miami. XXXTentacion’s real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, and his stage name is pronounced “X X X Ten-ta-cee-own.”

TMZ has more:


“The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. XXX was in his share of feuds … but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else. He’s had serious legal trouble … he’s awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He’s facing more than a dozen felony charges. Prosecutors accused him of witness tampering. XXX was on house arrest but the judge recently let him out so he could tour.”

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has apparently confirmed TMZ’s report that XXXTentacion has died at a local hospital. See their tweets below.

Back in March, his latest LP, titled ?, debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200. Around the same time, Vulture published a lengthy timeline of the rapper’s history, including his controversies and offenses.


More to come.