Rapper XXXTentacion dead after being shot in Florida

2017 mugshot The Look at Me rapper was jailed in December due to a 2016 arrest for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and he spent six months in prison for a prior 2015 armed home invasion charge

The rapper was apparently shopping for motorcycles in Miami when a gunman walked up to his vehicle and shot him while he was inside.

As of Monday night, the Broward County Sheriff's Office had not identifiedtwo men wanted in the death of the musician, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, the office said in a statement. The hip hop star was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida, on Monday, when he was shot by an armed suspect. The Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed his death to the media.

"XXXTentacion's latest album "?" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in March 2018.

J. Cole, who made history this year as the first artist to ever debut three songs in Billboard Hot 100's top 10, also sent condolences via Twitter, caling XXXTentacion an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential".

XXXTentacion had a troubled upbringing and was expelled from middle school for fighting, but he channelled his energy and fury into music, according to a BBC report.

The suspects fled in a dark-coloured SUV. He had been awaiting trial on multiple felony charges and allegations of domestic abuse of his pregnant girlfriend.

"Thanks for inspiring me", Diplo wrote along with a photo of himself and XXXTentacion on Twitter.

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.

XXXTentacion was initially one of two artists Spotify removed from its promoted playlists in May in accordance with its new policy on hateful music and conduct.

"Women may see or feel that they're belittled, but you're only belittled if you want to be belittled", he said."[Hillary Clinton] ran [for president] and she wasn't killed for it.

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