XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose bleak, self-released rhymes propelled him to the top of the USA chart this year, was shot dead Monday in Florida, authorities said.
XXXTentacion, 20, was reportedly shopping for motorcycles and, as he was leaving, someone ran up to his vehicle and shot him.
The Sheriff's Office later tweeted that "the adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead". "Or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life.Regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me I don't give a f**k", XXX - real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy - continued.
This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion.
In September, the 20-year-old came under fire for his music video "Look At Me", which took a controversial tone around police brutality, white supremacy and slavery.
The Broward County Sheriff's Twitter account released a statement asking for information on the suspects, who are described as armed and driving a dark-colored SUV.
XXXTentacion began recording in 2013 and found mainstream success with his 2017 debut album 17, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and spawned some minor-hit singles. His ? album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, a circumstance which polarized the hip-hop community based on the allegations of abuse made against him by his ex-girlfriend.
Kanye West said "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here".
XXXTentacion lived in Florida and is survived by two siblings - sister Arianna Drew Onfroy and brother Aiden Onfroy.
According to dispatch audio, the incident was a possible drive-by shooting and the shooter or shooters apparently fled the scene in a black Dodge Journey.