Sunday, 22 July, 2018

No Motive, Arrests in Fatal Shooting of Rapper XXXTentacion

Rapper XXTentacion has been killed after an apparent drive-by shooting in Florida Rapper XXTentacion has been killed after an apparent drive-by shooting in Florida
Diane Mills | 20 June, 2018, 00:39

Details surrounding the incident are still scarce, though the Broward County Sheriff's Office appeared to tweet earlier this afternoon that it had responded to a shooting in Deerfield Beach, a city in Broward outside of Miami, and transported a male victim to the hospital.

The 20-year-old was apparently at a motorcycle dealership when a gunman approached him critically wounding him. "His second album "?" premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in March.

U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.

On Monday, the rapper had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, when he was shot. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV.

On Twitter, his peers expressed shock and sadness.

Superstar DJ Diplo tweeted a photo of himself with XXXTentacion with the caption "Thanks for inspiring me".

"He had some legal allegations before, but the a year ago he had only been a positive influence on people's lives, making hit Billboard songs", O'Hara said.

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XXXTentacion has faced several legal issues and was now awaiting trial on charges that he beat his pregnant girlfriend.

Kanye West led the tributes Monday, saying he was grateful to the young rapper "for existing".

Rapper J Cole hailed the star's "enormous talent and limitless potential". He routinely got into fistfights with fans at his concerts.

Video posted on social media apparently showed Onfroy slumped in his vehicle.

The "Look at Me" rapper, who'd recently been freed from house arrest to tour in support of his Billboard-topping sophomore disc ?

Spotify briefly removed the controversial rapper, along with singer R. Kelly, from its curated playlists citing a "hateful conduct" policy - but quickly restored them after backlash from the music industry, which reportedly included artists such as Kendrick Lamar.

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