XXXTentacion Shot Dead at 20

XXXTentacion—the rapper born Jahseh Dwyane Onfroy—was shot and killed in what police believe to have been a possible robbery, TMZ reports. Onfroy was 20 years old. 

According to the Broward County Sheriff's Deparment, Onfroy was leaving a motorcycle dealership in South Florida on Monday afternoon when two armed suspects ran to his car. Police say at least one suspect fired a weapon before they both drove away in a black Dodge Journey. 

The Broward Co. Sheriff's Department is now offering a reward up to $3,000 for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest. 

Onfroy first began recording music as XXXTentacion at the age of 16 and started releasing music in 2014. He locked in several high profile collaborations before releasing his breakthrough hit "Look at Me!" in December of 2015. 

The following year, Onfroy would embark on a controversial legal journey. He was arrested in October of 2016 on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment. Onfroy was released from prison in March of 2017 after pleading no contest to charges of armed home invasion robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm. 

Shortly after his release from jail, Onfroy began a tour—which was later canceled—in support of his debut mixtape Revenge. He then released a full-length album, 17,and, shortly after, the legal woes kicked into high gear again. Documents from the ongoing criminal trial revealed horrendous accusations from the alleged victim. 

In response, Spotify decided to remove all of his music from playlists as part of its Hate Content & Hateful Conduct policy. The act was met with outrage, specifically from Kendrick Lamar, and his music was eventually restored to the platform's larger playlists.


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