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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

20 June 2018

The footage resurfaced after XXXTentacion was shot dead while sitting in the driver's seat of his pricey black BMW sports auto in Florida on Monday afternoon.

XXXTentacion becomes one of the biggest names in hip-hop to be killed in recent years after a slew of slayings in the 1990s.

Eyewitnesses say the victim appeared "lifeless and with no pulse".


He had been in South Florida "planning a charity event for this weekend" according to a post on his Instagram account shortly before his death.

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According to a report from TMZ, the 20-year-old rapper was shot while out shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Police told Associated Press the rapper was in a black BMW i8 and preparing to leave the location before 4pm local time when he was approached by two armed suspects. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV. XXXtentacion was brought to a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He denied the charges recently to the Miami New Times.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, and investigators haven't named any suspects.

Rapper XXXTentacion has died after being shot in Florida, on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

"This was not random", the unnamed source told the celebrity website. The album tackled subjects such as depression and the rapper came in for praise from many high-profile stars. The shooter is said to have been wearing a red mask.

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Rapper Big Sean tweeted that his "heart dropped" when he heard the news, saying "I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry". "We had our differences and battles in the field but at the end of it all, X reached out to me like a man and we talked it out, like men".

But much of his brief career had been mired in controversy.

In December 2017, he was sent to jail for an incident involving the "aggravated battery of a pregnant woman", as reported by the Daily Mail.

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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida