Miami rapper XXXTentacion has been shot in an alleged armed robbery in Florida, TMZ has reported.
The shooting happened Monday (June 18) as the rapper was leaving a motorcycle dealership. Witnesses claimed, “he appeared lifeless with no pulse.” A video also surfaced on Twitter of what appeared to the be the rapper lifeless in a car. The video doesn’t show any shattered glass from the vehicle.
Insteadd of dwelling on the sad, lets celebrate his existence by going through some things you probably didnt know about him;
XXXTentacion has been called the hardest rapper in Florida by A$AP Rocky
2. In 2017, the hip-hop newcomer appeared on the cover of XXL Magazine’s influential “Freshman”
He was alongside Kamaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, KYLE and Ugly God. XXX won the fan vote to make the cover.
Thats how you pronounce the name.
4. He had baby mama drama.
The 20-year-old Florida native has been embroiled in legal problems over his alleged beating of his girlfriend while pregnant.
The controversy has resulted in numerous articles calling for the greater music industry to not “co-sign,” or endorse, his music, including one that was published by Pitchfork titled, “XXXTentacion Is Blowing Up Behind Bars. Should He Be?”.
5. Was in a battle with Spotify.
XXX was also one of the artists to spur a “hateful conduct” ban on Spotify — since revoked — which removed his music from popular playlists like Rap Caviar.
6. Beef with Drake
XXXTentacion returned to the music in 2017 with a re-released version of the song “Look at Me.”
The song sparked controversy because of its stylistic similarities to the Drake song “KMT,” leading to allegations that Drake lifted XXXTentaction’s musical property.
In interviews, the rapper publicly accused Drake of disrespecting his work.
7. He predicted his death… kinda
In a live video recently posted to his Instagram, the rapper expressed his hopes for those he influenced in the event he “die a tragic death.”
“Worst thing comes to worst, If—in die a tragic death or some s—, and I’m not able to see out my dreams, 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 at least have a good life,” XXXTentacion said in the video. “If I’m gonna die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least 5 million kids happy.”
— Chase Solo (@chasesolo_) June 18, 2018
8. XXXTenacion was a talented rapper
In March, XXXTentacion’s album “?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. His previous release, called “17,” landed at No. 2.