XXXTentacion's family believes his murder was premeditated and not a robbery gone wrong

Police on the scene said it 'appears to be a possible robbery', but family sources say they don't believe the shooting was random


                            XXXTentacion's family believes his murder was premeditated and not a robbery gone wrong
XXXTentacion (Getty Images)

Rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot on June 18 and it was reported that his murder was a random robbery gone wrong. However, his family is convinced that the murder of the 20-year-old hip-hop star was actually a premeditated murder. 

According to a report in The Blast, those who were close to the late rapper claim that he was targeted for murder and the investigators should be looking into who may want him dead and who was behind the killing. XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was apparently motorcycle shopping in South Florida when two men wearing masks ran up to his car and shot him. 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 TMZ, an eyewitness said the rapper looked "lifeless" post the attack but was not pronounced dead until he was rushed to the hospital. Investigators were of the belief that his murder was a random robbery gone wrong. Once the assailants had shot XXX, they stole a Louis Vuitton bag from his vehicle and fled the scene.

Updates from dispatch audio suggested that the incident was "possibly a drive-by shooting", reported TMZ. "The alleged shooters left the scene in a black Dodge Journey, Chevy Tahoe and a Jeep Grand Cherokee" they added. 

At present, no suspects have been named but officials are on the lookout for two black males both of whom were wearing purple hoodies. The shooter was reportedly seen wearing a red mask.

XXXTentacion had quite a few feuds in a short span of his career and he had a beef with the likes of rappers such as Migos, Drake, Trippie Redd, and Rob Stone's gang. 

The young rapper's life has been nothing short of complicated and controversial. He had been involved in legal problems over the alleged beating of a girlfriend (Geneva Ayala) while she was pregnant. 

Among other things, he is also facing over a dozen felony charges, along with prosecutors accusing him of witness tampering, which happened in 2017.  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. 

XXX has been attacked before and the rapper got jumped by a few men while in LA last year and at the time of the incident, he shared with TMZ that the incident was enough to get him to tighten up on his security. 

In an eerie video, the rapper seemingly predicted his own death. As reported by People, XXXTentacion is seen talking about a scenario where he dies before he sees his dream come to life. "If worse thing comes to worst, and I f—ing die or some s— and I’m not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life," he can be seen saying. 

"If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me," he continued. "I don’t give a f— because I know my goal in the end and I know what I want for everyone and I know what my message is. I just wanted to say, I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all," he added. 

"Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength," the rapper shared. 

XXX also discussed the topic of his death on his social media and wrote, "When I die play Fredo at my funeral" in the year 2014, referencing his friend and rapper Fredo Santana. Fredo passed away four years later at the age of 27. 

The hip-hop industry has reacted in shock, grief, and total disbelief and many artists took to various social media platforms to express their sorrow. Kanye West wrote, "Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing."

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


In XXX's last posts before he was shot dead, he spoke about planning a charity event. Exactly two hours prior to the shooting, he posted an Instagram story that read, "planning a charity event for this weekend Florida!"