Florida – XXXTENTACION has passed away after being shot in Florida on Monday (June 18), according to a tweet from the Broward County Sheriff Department.
“The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion,” the tweet read.
The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, X had been battling several legal issues stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case but had found success with his rap career.
His latest album, ?, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in March 2018.
He was only 20 years old.
Shortly before he was shot, X shared an eerie message with his Instagram followers.
“Worst thing comes to worst, I fucking die a tragic death or some shit, and I’m not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message.”
— 🤫 (@GODL3V3L) June 18, 2018
[This article has been updated. The original version was published on June 18, 2018 at 1:40 p.m. PDT.]
XXXTENTACION was reportedly shot in Florida. According to TMZ, eyewitnesses said he was unresponsive and appeared to have no pulse.
The controversial rapper was reportedly shopping for motorcycles when he was fired on while in his car. TMZ has reported it was a possible drive-by and that the suspected shooter fled in a black Dodge Journey. Shortly after the alleged incident, video started to surface online of X unconscious in the front seat of his car.
(WARNING: The following clip is graphic.)
XXXTENTACION has been shot and appears to be fully unconscious, it is currently unknown whether he is alive or not. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/j2o9ndeOWZ
— STRAPPED (@STRAPPEDENT) June 18, 2018
TMZ reports the Broward Co. Fire Dept. took X to a local hospital where he’s a Level 1 trauma patient. Dispatchers reportedly described him as “comatose.”
The Broward County, Florida native’s latest post on his Instagram Story indicated he was planning a charity event in Florida.
X is embroiled in numerous legal battles stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case. The 20-year-old rap star was on house arrest but a judge recently allowed him to travel for work.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office told HipHopDX, “We are currently working on that and will release an update soon.”
Several notable artists, including Juicy J, Denzel Curry, OG Maco and Blink-182’s Travis Barker, have started sending their prayers on social media.
Prayers up for 🙏🏿 @xxxtentacion
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
This can’t be true.. was just on the phone 🤦🏻♂️
Send all your energy to @xxxtentacion
— ZXLTRXN (@denzelcurry) June 18, 2018
@xxxtentacion it’s a lot of us praying for you kiddo.
— OG MACO (@OGMaco) June 18, 2018
Praying for @xxxtentacion 🙏🏻💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 18, 2018
WHAT THE FUCKKKKK
— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) June 18, 2018
PRAYERS FOR XXXTENTACION
— Cordae’ (@YbnCordae) June 18, 2018
— Twista (@TWISTAgmg) June 18, 2018
wow …. in shock over here….he is a troubled dude but man — praying for XXX
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) June 18, 2018
Hope the young man somehow pulls through. Prayers up for his family.
— IG: Mickey.Factz (@MickeyFactz) June 18, 2018
Not X man. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Swiff D ™ (@SwiffD) June 18, 2018
This is a developing story.