Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dead in shooting

Born 23 January 1998, XXXTentacion was just 20 years old when he died on 18 June at Deerfield Beach in Florida. The video also referenced to controversial topics in the United States, such as racism, the 1991 Rodney King beating, the lynching in MS of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, the 2014 Missouri riots, police shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota in 2016 and the 2017 Charlottesville violence.

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The polarising rapper, who first found an audience by uploading songs to the website SoundCloud, had been hailed as a breakthrough talent and tributes have been pouring in from hip-hop luminaries in the wake of his death.

Rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in a drive-by shooting.

Another said, "The death seems to be fake". Investigators said it appeared to be a possible robbery.

Police dispatch audio reveals X was transported as a "level 1 trauma patient" and described as "comatose" before being pronounced dead.

The 20-year-old had an extensive legal history with charges of harassment and domestic violence. If he failed to meet the terms of the agreement, he'd be denied probation and could be sent to prison.

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In December 2017, he was put on house arrest and faced more charges, including witness tampering for allegedly talking to his girlfriend while in prison.

Kanye West also hopped on social media upon hearing the news, writing, QUOTE, "rest in peace".

Onfroy was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic abuse case.

His music had briefly been taken off Spotify's official playlists under the service's "hateful conduct" policy in response to allegations that he attacked his girlfriend while she was pregnant.

Rubin says XXXTentacion was maturing as a person and as an artist. That would seem to be a long list. Sometimes I feel like I do too much.

"I was going through something similar", he said. "You are worth more than you could believe". In the video, Onfroy brandishes a gun and asks, "After all the shit I've been talking, how the fuck you ain't shoot me?"

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