Famous rapper-singer XXXTentacion was killed last night (June 18th) in what the police have called an attempted robbery. He was pronounced dead at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital.
He was in a black BMW i8 and preparing to leave before 4 p.m. when two armed suspects approached him. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV. So far, no motive has been found and no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.
XXXTentacion was almost as well known for his domestic disputes as he was for his wildly popular sophomore effort ?. The artist was facing trial on charges of beating up and falsely imprisoning his pregnant girlfriend.
His huge streaming numbers, such as the 270 million plays of his song “Sad!” on Spotify, gained him the support from a number of music industry luminaries, all who came out to show their respects to the slain artist. Kanye West said: “rest in peace … I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.” Producer Diplo posted a photo of the two together and said, “Thanks for inspiring me.”
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx
— diblo (@diplo) June 18, 2018