U.S Rapper, XXXTentacion, shot dead

XXXTentacion (Photo Credit: Uproxx Studios)
XXXTentacion (Photo Credit: Uproxx Studios)

A controversial hip-hop artiste, XXXTentacion, was shot and killed on Monday in Florida, BBC reports.

He was 20 years old.

XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Onfroy), was reportedly leaving a motorcycle dealer in his car when a gunman opened fire.

Video footage circulating on the Internet appeared to show Onfroy lying in his car motionless following the shooting. TMZ reports that the police received a dispatch call describing a pair of suspects who drove away after the shooting.

At least one of the suspects fired a gun striking Onfroy. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV.

The rapper who quickly rose to fame with two consecutive hit albums, was often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges.

The rapper, whose hit songs include SAD! and Moonlight, quickly rose to prominence following the release of his debut album ’17’ last August.

His follow-up debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in March and has been listened to hundreds of millions of times online.

The album tackled subjects such as depression and was praised by some of rap’s highest-profile stars.

Tributes have quickly poured in on social media from Kanye West and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs among other hip-hop heavyweights.

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