Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Florida. The company removed him from all official playlists and recommendation features on the service after the artist's criminal past surfaced, including the case where cops say he beat up his pregnant girlfriend. Onfroy was 20 years old.
XXXTentacion was shot while shopping for motorcycles in South Florida on Monday, June 18, leaving him lifeless and without a pulse, TMZ reports.
Following the shocking news, XXXTentacion's friends and fellow musicians took to social media to pay tribute to the young rapper.
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One of the most notable SoundCloud rap success stories since Chance the Rapper, XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) was a controversial figure in the music industry.
Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept. confirmed that the 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital where he was transported from the scene.
He has had numerous arrests in South Florida, beginning when he was a juvenile and he is now awaiting trial for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend. "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here", he posted on Twitter. J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential".More news: Pepe Says Portugal 'Privileged' To Have Cristiano Ronaldo
Author of United States successes as SAD! and Moonlight, XXXTentacion gained prominence after the release of their first album, 17, last August. "We can't confirm anything else right now but will release more information soon".
The rapper's music made waves last month after Spotify announced it would scrub his tracks from its platform, as his alleged behavior had violated codes of conduct.
"I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life", he said.More news: Governors rule imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir