Shocked hip hop industry reacts to XXXTentacion's death and shares their grief

The rapper whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy was critically wounded and reportedly had "no pulse" following the incident


                            Shocked hip hop industry reacts to XXXTentacion's death and shares their grief
XXXTentacion (Getty Images)

XXXTentacion's death has come as a shock to the hip-hop industry as the rapper was fatally shot dead in Miami. The rapper whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy was critically wounded and reportedly had "no pulse" following the incident. 

A Broward County official had initially said that there was a "developing incident regarding a shooting" located in Deerfield Beach, about 43 miles north of Miami, in which an "adult male victim was transported to an area hospital."

However, rapper XXXTentacion was pronounced dead on Monday in Miami while he was out buying a new motorcycle. At the time of the attack, he was reportedly leaving the dealer when a gunman ran up to his vehicle and managed to shoot him. 

According to a police dispatch, the suspects were described as two black males wearing hoodies — the shooter was reportedly wearing a red mask.

As reported by TMZ, witnesses told police officers that a black Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from  XXXTentacion's vehicle. Updates from dispatch audio suggest that the incident was a "possibly a drive-by shooting. The alleged shooters left the scene in a black Dodge Journey." 

The 20-year-old has been involved in legal problems over the alleged beating of a girlfriend while she was pregnant.

The controversy had many articles calling for the music industry to boycott his music. Among other things, he was also facing over a dozen felony charges, along with prosecutors accusing him of witness tampering. XXX had been on house arrest but recently got released by a judge so he could go on tour after his last album debuted at number one. 

This is not the first attack on the rapper and last year he got jumped by a few men in LA and at the time, he shared with TMZ that the incident was enough to get him to tighten up his security. 

The hip-hop industry has reacted in shock to the rapper's death, and many artists took to various social media platforms to express their shock and disbelief.

Hip-hop artist, J.Cole wrote, "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."

Smokepurpp wrote, "Rip X man wtfff". Other artists like T-Pain, Juicy J, Madeintyo, Lil Pump, and 2 Chainz all took to social media to share their condolences.