Friends, Fans React to the Death of XXXTentacion

The 20-year-old was shot and killed in Florida

June 19, 2018
XXXTentacion performs during the second day of the Rolling Loud Festival in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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20-year-old rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, known to fans as XXXTentacion, was tragically murdered yesterday (June 18) while leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida.

The murder remains under investigation, while some media outlets are reporting it was an apparent robbery that quickly turned deadly. While fans, friend, and family continue to cope with the loss, many of music's biggest names have taken to social media to offer their condolences, including Kanye West, J. Cole, and many more.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prayers up for ---- <a href="https://q102sf.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/xxxtentacion?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/xxxtentacion?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@xxxtentacion</a></p>&mdash; juicy j (@therealjuicyj) <a href="https://q102sf.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/therealjuicyj/status/1008814538697859072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/therealjuicyj/status/1008814538697859072?ref_src=tws...">June 18, 2018</a></blockquote>
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This kid was a genius . true artist. He made his own rules. He has his faults and we was willing to pay for his sins.. but he was young and he worked so hard on his own self . He wanted to be better. he loves everyone so much . He lived for every kid out here. He had the biggest imagination. He texted me this weekend it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album. I Invited him to La this week. I was wondering if he was gonna come -- . He used every second of his life to create . He reppped Florida to his core.. I love this kid . He was gonna do so much more he promised me --

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His most recent album, ?, debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. when it was released in March. The record was a highly-anticipated follow up to his critically acclaimed debut album. 17. Musically, X was respected by not only his fans, but also by his hop-hip peers and non-rappers alike. His creativity, skill, and honest lyrics have been applauded by everyone from fellow artists to critics. 

Of course, the 20-year-old was also no stranger to legal troubles as well, having been on house arrest last year after charges of domestic abuse surfaced from an ex. Just last month, a defamation lawsuit was dropped against a woman alleging that XXXTentation intentionally hit her.

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