At the time of his murder in June 2018, he was also awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic-abuse case, in which he was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. Taking in the full scope of these events is difficult and overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a timeline to try to make sense of the situation.
XXXTentacion was shot Monday — according to TMZ ha and an eyewitness said he appeared lifeless with no pulse. The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in Miami and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. XXX was in his share of feuds …
The Broward Sheriff’s Office tweeted about the shooting, stating that “dispatchers received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m” and “an adult male victim was transported to an area hospital.”
XXTentation has died. The Florida rapper was shot and killed by two unidentified men, according to The Broward Sheriff’s Office, in what appears to be an attempted robbery. XXX, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was one of the most popular and divisive figures in rap music during his brief career, and he rubbed shoulders with a number of industry legends as a result.
XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, became one of the faces of “Soundcloud rap” in 2016 with his rock-meets-rap style and the single “Look At Me!” The song peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Onfroy’s charges of domestic abuse became entwined with his rising fame, as he allegedly physically abused his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend. His debut album, 2017’s 17, bolstered his success with cosigns from Kendrick Lamar. His most recent album ? featured the single “SAD!,” which charted in the Top 10.
What if Drake ordered a hit on XXXTENTACION? 🤔
Listen to the lyrics pic.twitter.com/C8wvoiOYgR
— HermaineM (@HermaineM) June 19, 2018
6:00 PM PT — The Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. tweeted it’s offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone who might have a tip that leads to an arrest in the XXX shooting.
Damn rip XXXTentacion pic.twitter.com/8hlO7T1vp0
— Tristan (@TristanGHill) June 18, 2018