Rapper XXXTentacion’s death has certainly sent shock waves through the music industry. He was shot by unnamed gunmen outside RIVA Motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida around 4 pm on Monday. XXX, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital but pronounced dead shortly after.
The motive of the shooting is still unclear but Broward Co. Sheriff’s office believes it could be related to robbery. At least one of the suspects fired a gun and struck the rapper before fleeing in a dark-colored S.U.V. As the news of his unfortunate passing came through, many celebrities, including fellow rappers, took to social media to react.
REMEMBERING XXXTENTACION: Fans of @xxxtentacion gathered outside the area where he was killed in Deerfield Beach. Some fans brought candles, photos and flowers to create a memorial pic.twitter.com/SnZgMdayuX
— Marcine Joseph (@MJ_Reports) June 19, 2018
Kanye West paid homage to the ‘Look at Me!’ hitmaker, saying ” I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.” J. Cole remembered the talented 20 year old: “This got me f*cked up. RIP X,” he tweeted. “Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.”
Others who reacted to the death inckudedTyga, T-Pain, Big Sean, Future and more. See the tweets below.
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
Streets ain’t got no love for nobody… RIP XXX
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 19, 2018
Really sad Rip xxx.. so sad to lose good artist. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— T-Raww (@Tyga) June 18, 2018
Man, damn X. 😔 you JUST turned it around brother. Senseless bro. No reason. We gotta do better man.
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 18, 2018
My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message. Nobody deserves this kind of ending. gone too soon, damn! RIP
— Sean Don (@BigSean) June 19, 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
Praying for my brother X
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) June 18, 2018
The rapper’s last album ? debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. Kendrick Lamar was an artist who stood up for him after Spotify decided to stop including his music in playlists as part of their new hateful policy. It was later rolled back after Kendrick threatened to pull his music from the service over it.