Kanye West leads tributes to rapper XXXTentacion after fatal shooting
XXXTentacion, 20, was shot and killed on Monday in what police suspect was an attempted robbery.
Kanye West has led the tributes to rapper XXXTentacion, who has been shot dead at the age of 20.
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was attacked in what police suspect was a robbery in Miami, Florida, on Monday.
He was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach shortly before 4pm local time when he was approached by two men, with at least one of the suspects shooting him, Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact #BSO homicide detectives Walt Foster or John Curcio at (954) 321-4210 or @crimestoppers2, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS #XXTENTACION. pic.twitter.com/J97xZ9cHHz— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
As news of his death was confirmed, West, DJ Diplo and hip-hop star Juicy J all tweeted their condolences.
Along with a picture of the dead rapper, West wrote: “Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
American DJ Diplo shared a picture of himself with XXXTentacion with the words: “Thanks for inspiring me.”
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx— Diplo ⚡️ (@diplo) June 18, 2018
And Juciy J wrote: “R.I.P. Xxxtentacion.”
R.I.P. Xxxtentacion— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed XXXTentacion’s death on Twitter, saying in a statement: “The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
“The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.”
Police received a call at 3.57pm local time and XXXTentacion, born in Plantation, Florida, was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead.