20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, has died, TMZ reported.
The musician was reportedly shot in South Florida after leaving a motorcycle dealer and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to TMZ. An adult male was confirmed dead by the Broward Sheriff’s office in Broward County, Florida, in a tweet posted late Monday afternoon, but had not yet been identified as XXXTentacion. When Teen Vogue reached out to the sheriff’s office for comment, the office said they were not yet confirming the identity of the victim.
Prior to his reported death, XXXTentacion had previously been charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering, for which he was set to stand trial, according to Pitchfork. He had also received additional charges of witness tampering and was on house arrest until a judge granted him permission to go on tour in March. In June, the Miami New Times published a profile of the rapper; the outlet also spoke to his alleged victim who detailed her allegations against him.
In May, Spotify removed XXXTentacion’s music from its in-house playlists (along with fellow musician R. Kelly’s music), citing that it didn’t follow their Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy. Later, Bloomberg reported the music would eventually be added back onto Spotify playlists.
The rapper’s most recent album, ?, was released in March. Billboard reported that his discography has earned more than 3.96 billion on-demand streams, which include audio and video.
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
Taken from Teen Vogue. Read the original here.