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Shock As Popular Rapper Is Shot Dead In Broad Daylight (Photo)

Posted by Samuel on Tue 19th Jun, 2018 - tori.ng

A popular rapper has been shot dead in broad daylight, sparking shock waves around the entertainment industry.

XXX Tentacion
 
According to a CNN report, the police have confirmed that American Rapper XXXTentacion, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery Monday in Broward County, Florida.
 
The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving a motorsports store shortly before 4 p.m. when two men in a dark colored SUV shot and killed him in an apparent robbery, said Keyla Concepción, Broward County sheriff department public information officer.
 
Broward County deputies are actively looking for the two men and asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to come forward, Concepción said.

Rise to Fame
 
XXXTentacion, a Plantation, Florida, native, rocketed to fame after his song "Look at Me" went viral on social media and audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2016 according to CNN affiliate WSVN-TV.
 
He went on to be featured in XXL magazine's 2017 Freshman Class alongside other up-and-coming artists.
 
 
Police at the scene of shooting
 
His latest album "?" premiered at No. 1 when it was released in March, according to Billboard's website. The album's single "Sad!" peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 15 weeks on the charts, according to Billboard.
 
At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend, according to court documents. And he had been under house arrest for a time while he awaited trial on battery and harassment charges. The house arrest was lifted in March, according to Miami-Dade court documents.
 
XXXTentacion also stirred controversy. His September 2017 music video for the viral hit "Look at Me" sparked backlash for staging a scene depicting XXXTentacion lynching a young white boy. The video also referenced flashpoints in the national debate on race such as the 1991 Rodney King beating, the lynching in Mississippi of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri riots, the police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in 2016 and the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia, violence.
 
 
At the end of the video, XXXTentacion spoke about violence and American youth.
 
"Are you willing to risk your child's future due to your own bigotry? The choice is yours, but your child will not stand for the hate. This generation will be loved, nurtured, heard and understood."
 
When the news of XXXTentacion's death hit, rappers including Kanye West and many others, took to social media to reveal how sad they are to hear about his passing.



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