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Rapper XXXTentacion is dead after being shot multiple times in South Florida, according to Broward County police. The assault was believed to be a drive-by shooting, though there’s no word on the getaway vehicle. No suspects have been named.
Police later confirmed that the shooting occurred in Deerfield Beach, FL, which is north Miami. It’s also about 5 miles from XXXTentacion’s hometown Pompano Beach.
The shooting seems to have occurred as XXXTentacion was shopping for motorcycles. Upon exiting the dealership, assailants gunned down the rapper, then quickly fled the scene. TMZ has just reported that there were two assailants, both black males wearing hoodies. One was wearing a red mask.
The report also shows video a person bloody in the driver seat a pricey BMW, with XXXTentacion assumed to be the victim.
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was technically on house arrest, but permitted by a judge to travel on tour. Onfroy was battling charges aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, false imprisonment, strangulation, and witness tampering.
Reports also indicate that the rapper was initially in critical condition at a nearby hospital, but was not displaying a pulse.
Onfroy has had numerous serious beefs over the years. Just recently, he was entangled in heated altercations with 600Breezy and Offset, among many others. 600Breezy has even tried to assassinate Onfroy in the past, in his home turf South Florida, though currently, Breezy is in prison for violating parole.
In response to ugly assault charges, Spotify recently removed XXXTentacion from their coveted ‘Rap Car’ playlist. But they eventually replaced the rapper after howls protest from fans, rappers, and censorship critics. That includes Spotify executive Troy Carter, who warned pushback from important rap managers.
According to sources to DMN, several top rappers, as well as their managers, threatened to pull out Spotify if the company continued their ‘Hate Conduct Policy’ pulldowns.
Today, the Rap Car playlist description reads: ‘Rest In Peace, XXXTentacion’.