XXXTentacion, whose real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfro, was pronounced dead on Monday (June 18) after he was shot in Broward County, Florida.
The Florida rap star was shot inside his BMW i8 sports car while shopping for motorcycles, according to TMZ.
Witnesses on the scene posted graphic images of the rapper motionless in the driver’s seat of a BMW.
XXXTentacion was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead on Monday evening by the Broward Sheriff’s office.
The murder appears to be part of a robbery, as two men wearing masks allegedly approached the car, shot XXXTentacion, took a Louis Vuitton bag from his vehicle and drove off in a black Dodge Journey.
It is unclear if this attack was random or related to any rap beefs. XXXTentacion has had his fair share of feuds in the past year. The rapper has started drama with Migos, Drake, Trippie Redd, and Rob Stone’s gang.
However, he has also found supporters in Ski Mask the Slump God and ASAP Rocky.
The 20-year-old’s death follows a year in which the young artist experienced breakout commercial success that was frequently overshadowed by his alleged history of domestic violence. Onfroy was facing 15 felony charges, including counts of false imprisonment, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and domestic battery by strangulation, for incidents involving his ex-girlfriend in 2016.
The rapper spent time in jail and on house arrest while awaiting trial for the charges. During this time he appeared in XXL‘s 2017 Freshman list and released his first two studio albums, 17 and ?.
Both debuted strongly on the Billboard 200, with 17 reaching number two and ? peaking in March at number one. In May, Spotify temporarily banned the rapper’s songs from its in-house playlists due to a policy change intended to curb the promotion of artists with alleged histories of hateful conduct.
Born and raised in Broward County, Fla., XXXTentacion built an early audience on SoundCloud with a strain of lo-fi rap featuring distorted bass and guitar riffs, abrasive melodic vocal approaches and melodramatic lyrics derived from punk and emo. He was reported to be working on a new album titled Skins.