XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was shot and killed outside of a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Police told media outlets that the shooting took place during a robbery attempt.
The rapper appeared to have predicted his own death sometime before the shooting took place.
Fans shared an undated Instagram Live video in which in stated that if he were to die, “I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life,” CNN reported.
“If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me,” the rapper added.
Local police tweeted that “the adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.”
Officials in Florida are now searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting. No arrests have been made, and investigators do not have a motive, USA Today reported.
A number of stars in the music industry reacted to the shooting death.
His death prompted an outpouring of condolences from the likes of Kanye West, Diplo, J. Cole, and others.
West wrote: “Rest in peace … I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
“Thanks for inspiring me,” Diplo tweeted.
“RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans,” wrote J. Cole.
“One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Let’s love each other while we’re alive,” wrote Diddy. “REST IN PEACE YOUNG KING.”
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