Rapper XXXTentacion Dead at 20 After Being Shot in Miami

Brenda Watkins
June 19, 2018

An eyewitness to the shooting tells TMZ that the rapper had "no pulse" after being shot, but Variety was unable to confirm that report.

The Broward Co. Sheriff's department confirmed that Onfroy had been pronounced dead via Twitter.

In a social media livestream from past year that circulated after the shooting, he considered his own mortality and spoke about what he hoped his legacy would be.

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, born January 23, 1998, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who was born and raised in Plantation, Florida. That album turned out to be the March album title ?, and it made its way to the top of the Billboard 200 charts with singles Sad! and Changes making their way up the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighbourhood, was coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots.

According to TMZ, the controversial rapper was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman suddenly went up to his auto and shot him.

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His most recent album, entitled?, was a No 1 hit in the USA this year and included the hits Sad! and Changes. According to media reports, he had spent time in jail and youth detention centers and was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.

XXXTentacion, 20, appeared lifeless in his vehicle in video taken right after the shooting. In March, a judge ruled that XXXTentacion could be released from house arrest in order to tour in support of his new album. "I just came to the point like, 'I gotta help this kid'".

Florida rapper XXXTentacion is reportedly in critical condition after getting shot today (June 18).

However, many found it impossible to separate his music from his actions; and Spotify briefly blacklisted Onfroy's songs from its service earlier this year.

XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff's office said. Your mind is limitless.

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