Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

As TMZ reports, the 20-year-old rapper is said to have been shopping for motorcycles the Deerfield Beach area of Miama when a gunman is thought to have approached his vehicle and shot him.

Controversial US rapper and singer Jahseh Onfroy, known as XXXTentacion, has died following a shooting in South Florida, local police have confirmed.

Dispatch received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m., and the sheriff's office confirmed that an adult male was taken to the hospital.

Video of the aftermath uploaded to Twitter showed a man who appeared to be XXXTentacion slumped in the driver's seat of a high-end sports auto, apparently unconscious as onlookers gawked and took videos. The suspects reportedly fled in a black Dodge Journey. He was just 20 years old.

Rapper XXXTentacion poses for his mugshot after being charged in a a 2016 domestic violence case on December 15, 2017 in Miami. He has been rushed to a hospital and his condition is now unknown. His house arrest had been imposed as he awaited trial for a variety of charges stemming from his alleged violent abuse of an ex-girlfriend.

Onfroy began rapping at age 15 and broke onto the scene in 2017 with his single "Look at Me".

Despite legal troubles Onfroy scored a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the release of his second album, ?

On his debut album, 17, he talked sensitively about depression and mental anguish, largely forsaking hip-hop beats for acoustic guitars and smudged, sullen melodies. Prosecutors also accused him of witness tampering. Recently, he was at the center of Spotify's "hateful conduct" policy, which saw the streaming service remove the young rapper from its playlist.

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