Is rapper XXXtentacion dead? Rumors are beginning to swirl because TMZ reported Monday that rapper XXXtentacion was shot in Florida and according to an eyewitness on the scene the rapper "appeared lifeless with no pulse." TMZ later reported that the 20-year-old rapper is confirmed dead by the Broward County Sheriff's Department.
The 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was in Deerfield Beach, Florida which is approximately 43 miles from Miami. The young rapper was shopping for motorcycles and was shot in his car after leaving the motorcycle dealership. Officials say a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. It is unclear where he was shot, but witnesses in the area said he appeared to look lifeless.
TMZ obtained witness video from the scene showing what appears to be a man checking XXXtentacion's pulse as he sits in the passenger seat of his car. In the short 15-second clip, XXXtentacion appears to be unresponsive, but the clip is too short to determine.
XXtentacion shot in Miami (TMZ VIDEO)
A graphic video showing the scene moments after XXXtentacion was shot was posted to social media.
The Broward County Fire Department told TMZ that XXXtentacion was rushed to a nearby hospital, however, no further details have been provided about the shocking incident. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired in the area. TMZ later reported that according to police dispatch audio from the scene, the alleged shooter or shooters fled in what could have been a Dodge Journey, Chevy Tahoe, or Jeep Grand Cherokee. Witnesses say a Louis Vuitton luxury bag was also stolen from his vehicle.
XXXtentacion shot in Florida: Police dispatch audio from scene
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The police dispatch audio from the XXXtentacion shooting incident revealed that dispatchers described him as "comatose."
The 20-year old-rapper known for his released an album in 2018 called "?" and has success on Spotify with more than 270 million streams from his song "SAD!" where he talks about the struggle of letting go a loved one and dealing with the depression that follows it.
The Florida rapper is currently awaiting trial for domestic violence charges against his pregnant girlfriend, TMZ reports. The rapper was placed on house arrest but he was let out so he could go on tour.
TMZ reports that the Broward County Sheriff's Department says rapper XXXtentacion is pronounced dead.
Twitter Reactions: Kanye West, J. Cole and others react to XXXtentacion's death
rest in peace ??? I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. @xxxtentacion ??— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 18, 2018
Rip X the young legend and sending blessings to ski mask TSG and all the rappers entertainers / celebrities and humans worldwide I love y’all let’s keep it lit FLORIDA love you stay positive worldwide big blow for music/ hip hop - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) June 19, 2018
RIP XXXTENTACION ?— Prettyboyfredo (@Prettyboyfredo) June 18, 2018
20 years old damn. RIP XXXTentacion ??— IGZ (@igzrap) June 18, 2018
Gone too soon— Shazam (@Shazam) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTentacion pic.twitter.com/xB0835l4sg
Rip Xxxtentacion. Hiphop needs positivity now more than ever. Its time for a change. These kids really dying out here..— KOTA The Friend (@KotaTheFriend) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTENTACION pic.twitter.com/7zbuH8CCcS— Versos ?? (@SintoniaVerso) June 18, 2018
Florida took a hit Today.. RIP XXX Tentacion ?— Spoken Reasons (@SpokenReasons) June 18, 2018
No This Can’t Be Real— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) June 18, 2018
?Idk what to say, thoughts with the family, friends and fans of @xxxtentacion at this time ?— 7081 (@Tobjizzle) June 18, 2018
Where there’s life there’s hope and XXXTENTACION was really bettering himself and his fans with his turn to positivity only to have it cut short. No one deserves this man. Prayers to his loved ones and those heavily affected. Rest In Peace young king.— VI Seconds (@visecs) June 18, 2018
Rapper 6ix9ine reflects on XXXtentacion’s death
Rapper 6ix9ine has been known for starting beef with other rappers on social media, but when he learned about XXXtentacion's death, he shared a message to his followers on Instagram.
XXXtentacion last video: Did he predict his death?
XXXtentacion posted a video to his Instagram Live story on Monday before he was killed. In the video the rapper shares his thoughts about death and how he would like to be remembered if he was killed tragically.