Kanye West, Diplo, and more stars react to rapper XXXTentacion's sudden death

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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.


The shooting reportedly occurred just before 4:00 p.m. outside a Riva Motorsports location.

According to the Miami New Times, Onfroy's girlfriend accused him of smacking her in the face, holding her under water, and shoving a barbecue fork into her genitals.

Fans were apparently unswayed by - or attracted to - the star's tribulations; sending his latest album? to number one in the US. They fled in a dark SUV. Kanye West said he was "inspired" by XXXTentacion and added "thank you for existing". The charges included false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

Born 23 January 1998, XXXTentacion was just 20 years old when he died on 18 June at Deerfield Beach in Florida. "You were a true artist ..."

"This got me fucked up". His brief but successful music career was marred by several controversies.

Despite being relatively new to the music world, XXXTentacion was hailed 'rap's most controversial man, ' after becoming embroiled in numerous feuds with other rappers, including Drake. Recently, he was at the center of Spotify's "hateful conduct" policy, which saw the streaming service remove the young rapper from its playlist.

The rapper, who was expelled from middle school for hitting a classmate and whose mother kicked him out of home, has also been implicated in other violent incidents, including stabbing his manager and brawling with audience members in concert.

While he made headlines for his legal woes, he connected to millions of fans musically.

The Florida native had appeared lifeless and without a pulse in horrifying video footage circulating on social media after the incident. "Loved collaborating with you". Your mind is limitless and you are worth more than you could believe.

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