As news of XXXtentacion’s shooting death in Miami makes the rounds, his fans and friends have begun to react, taking to social media to share their thoughts, prayers, and admonitions to remember that despite XXX’s ongoing legal issues, he’s still a person and their feelings that no one should take the judgement of who lives and dies into their own hands.
According to TMZ, the controversial rapper best known both for the viral success of his Soundcloud single “Look At Me!” and for being the subject of a number of controversies stemming from the alleged abuse of his then-pregnant girlfriend was shot multiple times in his car Miami while shopping for a motorcycle in Miami. He was awaiting trial on both the domestic abuse charges and for witness tampering in a separate trial after allegedly trying to convince or coerce the woman accusing him to drop charges and recuse her testimony.
XXXtentacion, who was born Jahseh Onfroy, was given a “Level 1 trauma patient” classification and was reported as comatose on his way to the hospital. He was later reported dead by TMZ. His well-wishers include collaborators and colleagues like Denzel Curry and Cole Bennett, the music video director curating the visual looks of the generation of next-wave, Soundcloud talent Onfroy was a huge part of, fellow rapper Kyle, and members of the hardcore group of fans he’s cultivated over the past year. Their tweets and reactions can be seen below.