XXXTentacion Shot Dead in South Florida
Published Jun 18, 2018Controversial rapper XXXTentacion was shot in Florida today, with eyewitnesses telling TMZ the rapper "appeared lifeless."
The site reports that the rapper (born Jahseh Onfroy) was shopping for motorcycles and was shot by a gunman who approached his vehicle. While initial reports stated XXXTentacion was in Miami, updates indicated that he was shot in South Florida near Deerfield Beach.
UPDATE (6/18, 5:15 p.m. EDT): The Broward Co. Sheriff's Department has now pronounced XXXTentacion dead. Click here for further details.
TMZ included video from the scene, which you can find below, that shows witnesses surrounding Onfroy's vehicle. Please be aware that the video is of a very graphic nature.
The Broward Co. Fire Dept. confirmed XXXTentacion had been rushed to hospital, adding his condition is currently unknown as of press time. TMZ has also posted dispatch audio following the shooting. You can hear that over here.
Since achieving viral success with SoundCloud single "Look At Me," Onfroy has become a polarizing figure in the music world. He is currently awaiting trial for domestic battery against his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend in 2016, facing over a dozen felony charges including witness tampering.
In March of this year, a judge ruled that Onfroy would be able to leave house arrest to tour in support of his ? LP.
This story was last updated at 5:45 p.m. EDT.
XXXTentacion's final album, ?, is available to pre-order on vinyl via Umusic.