XXXTentacion shot dead in Miami, TMZ reports


TMZ reported that the rapper was shot in South Florida on Monday (June 18) while leaving a motorcycle dealer. Witnesses told that the genre-blending rapper was leaving the dealership parking lot in a black BMW when shots were fired from another auto.

Two men fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV after one of them opened fire, striking the rapper in what investigators said in a statement appeared to be a possible robbery.

Videos of what appeared to be Onfroy unresponsive in the driver seat of a vehicle circulated on social media Monday. Helicopter video showed the same vehicle at the exit of a dealership parking lot.

The artist's first album, titled "17" and released in August 2017, debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

According to TMZ, a Los Angeles gang had jumped him, for which he initially blamed Migos but later backed off and apologized.

His death was confirmed by the Broward sheriff's office.

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Onfroy vaulted to stardom a year ago, after a song he uploaded to SoundCloud - "Look at Me" - climbed to No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"His last album, "?", debuted at No. 1 in March. He was sent to jail in December 2017 for violating bond in the domestic battery case, but was later released on house arrest. He is now awaiting trial on domestic violence charges for allegedly abusing his then-pregnant girlfriend.

The "Look at Me" rapper, who'd recently been freed from house arrest to tour in support of his Billboard-topping sophomore disc ?

"I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here", Kanye West wrote after Onfroy's death was confirmed.

His music had briefly been taken off Spotify's official playlists under the service's "hateful conduct" policy in response to allegations that he attacked his girlfriend while she was pregnant.