Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dead in shooting

In his final Instagram live video hours before his June 18 murder, rapper XXXTentacion seemed anxious he might tragically 'die or be a sacrfice.' We've got his eery, haunting message. "I'm more inspired by artists in other genres besides rap".

"XXXTentacion, whose birth name is Jahseh Onfroy, topped the Billboard 200 album chart in March with the release of "?".

Rapper Kendrick Lamar was one of many high-profile supporters, tweeting "listen to this album if you feel anything. raw thoughts" - and the record peaked at number two on the United States charts.

XXXTentacion has had a controversial career, and was now awaiting trial for domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. He was also facing witness harassment and tampering charges.

In a recent profile of Onfroy by the Miami New-Times - the first he had granted in 2018 - he was asked about his pending charges and his house arrest by the journalist Tarpley Hitt, to which he responded: "Would I change anything about my journey?"

Aaron Carter also reacted to the news, tweeting, "Rip @xxxtentacion this is absolute devastation so much talent I'm shook". The video also referenced to controversial topics in the United States, such as racism, the 1991 Rodney King beating, the lynching in MS of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, the 2014 Missouri riots, police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in 2016 and the 2017 Charlottesville violence.

At the end of the video, XXXTentacion spoke about violence and American youth. The choice is yours, but your child will not stand for the hate.

Video shows a man in the driver's seat of a stationary vehicle while a bystander apparently checks his pulse.

On Twitter, his peers expressed shock and sadness.

XXX was considered a "legend" by many, as Twitter continued to be flooded with emotional tributes and condolences regarding the rapper's death.

"I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry", Big Sean said.

While winning fans, XXXTentacion faced a backlash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in an age that the #MeToo movement is demanding higher standards from men. If you really want to revel in their deaths I will block you. "X spread nothing but positivity".


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