Kanye West, Diplo, Louis Theroux And More React To The Death Of XXXTentacion
The Florida rapper was killed this morning in Miami.
Twitter has been flooded this morning with reactions to the death of Florida rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot dead this morning in Miami.
The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was reportedly rushed to hospital after being shot outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach north of Miami on Monday afternoon, local time. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.
Some members of the music community, including Kanye West, J. Cole, Juicy J and Diplo, have taken to social media to pay respect.
rest in peace ??? I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most fucking talented of our time ???
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 18, 2018
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
Prayers up for ?? @xxxtentacion
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
This kid was a genius . true artist. He made his own rules . He has his faults but he was young and he worked so hard on his own self . He wanted to be better. he loves everyone so much . He lived for every kid out here. He had the biggest imagination. He texted me this weekend it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album. I Invited him to La this week. I was wondering if he was gonna come ? . He used every second of his life to create . He reppped Florida to his core.. I love this kid . He was gonna do so much more he promised me ?
Others readily acknowledge XXXTentacion’s alleged history of homophobia and sexual and domestic abuse, with rapper Kreayshawn saying that “death is not an answer to a cycle [of] homophobia and abuse.”
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) June 18, 2018
I was down to see X trialed and serve time. Honestly the jokes about his death are disheartening. I’m an avid fighter against abuse and have done my fair share of defacing of his album advertising in the past but, all in all death is not an answer to a cycle homophobia and abuse.
— Papa Kreay (@KREAYSHAWN) June 18, 2018
chill with the jokes about xxxtentacion in the comments please this is not the time to crack jokes to get some likes this is a 20 year old kid that a lot of people love and a lot of people lost today. Tread lightly #RIPXXXTentacion
— RIP XXXTENTACION (@Jayecane) June 18, 2018
Say what you want about him…. but he was just a kid smh. Had so much more to grow. His music you can tell he was screaming for help. Beyond talented! I hope we can always love people past all our disagreements. #RIPXXXTentacion
— gawvi (@GAWVI) June 18, 2018