US Rapper, XXXTentacion, shot dead

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy-XXXTentacion

Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy-XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, had been leaving the Deerfield Beach dealership when he was ambushed by two gunmen and fatally shot inside his luxury BMW.

Rapper XXXTentacion posted an eerie video on Instagram several months ago in which he discussed the possibility of his own death.

As news spread on Monday (June 18) of the death of rapper XXXTentacion in a Florida shooting, a familiar social media ritual began to play out, with celebrities posting tributes to his talent.

Requests for confirmation regarding Onfrony's status have not yet been returned by XXXTentacion's reps or the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Celebrities, including Kanye West and Diplo, reacted to the sudden demise of the 20-year-old rapper.

"The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy [sic], aka rapper #XXXTentacion", the sheriff's department said later in a Twitter posting.

The rising star was later pronounced dead.

He was shot and the two men fled the scene in a dark coloured SUV. In March, his new album '?' entered the charts at number one, and the single 'Sad!' reached number seven in the Hot 100 chart, according to Billboard.

By the age of 17, he had already been charged with possession of a firearm, armed robbery, resisting arrest and Xanax possession.

XXXTentaction's short career had been overshadowed by alleged incidents of domestic violence and at the time of his death he was facing 15 felony charges.

- Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in Miami on Monday, according to TMZ.

Onfroy was briefly booted from the music platform Spotify's curated playlists over the allegations, though the company later reversed its policy, meant to apply to musicians accused of harassment and violence. He was still awaiting trial for charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering and battery of the woman.

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