Did rapper XXXTentacion foreshadow his death? Watch haunting video

Carla Harmon
June 19, 2018

The Broward County, Florida Sherriff's office confirmed the 20-year-old's death on Monday evening.

According to TMZ, the rapper - whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy - was shopping for motorcyles in South Florida when a gunman ran up to him while he was leaving a motorcycle dealership, shooting him at point-blank range. He was now awaiting a trial where he faced 15 charges for alleged domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and witness tampering.

The rapper's label, Caroline, told Variety in a statement: "Everyone at Caroline is shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jahseh Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion". The Broward County Sheriff's Department later told TMZ he had been pronounced dead.

At least one of them shot him before both fled the scene in Deerfield Beach, which is 43 miles (69km) north of Miami, in a dark-coloured SUV. He was 20 years old. No immediate arrests were made.

Tributes quickly poured in on social media, including from music star Kanye West. "Two people went over and checked his pulse", said Ms Martinez, who also saw blood.

However, the real recognition for XXXTentacion came past year when his debut album 17 made it to the second spot on the US Billboard 200. "He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community".

XXXTentacion spoke about his legacy and predicted his own death during an eerie Instagram Live session months before he was shot and killed on Monday, June 18. Later, he faced more charges including witness tampering. His mugshot achieved a twisted renown among his scene, and misconduct and controversy have seemed to follow his career.

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. However, it was reinstated after the streaming service backtracked on the policy, following an industry backlash.

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