20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, who was brutally shot dead, had a history of violence against women

XXX was rushed to the hospital with 'no pulse' following being shot in a 'possible drive-by shooting'. He had an extremely controversial career and was supposed to go on tour soon


                            20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, who was brutally shot dead, had a history of violence against women

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead on Monday, the Broward County Sheriff tweeted, following their Fire Department's confirmation of the rapper getting shot and being rushed to a hospital — which they had shared with TMZ.

As per an eyewitness account, initially, the rapper appeared lifeless and did not have a pulse. They claimed that they had heard several gunshots being fired. Updates from dispatch audio suggested that the incident was a "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. 

TMZ had also reported that the 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida. 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. Recent updates by the outlet state that, "Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX's vehicle." 

Rapper XXXTentacion attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET )
Rapper XXXTentacion attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET )

As for who could have been behind the attack, there are no suspects as of now, but it is known that XXXTentacion had his fair share of feuds with several people but there aren't any serious fights that have surfaced to provide a substantial amount of suspicion.  

But TMZ also followed up their reports and said, "The car has been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels. According to the dispatch call, the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask."

Here's all you need to know about XXXTentacion, who he was and what could have lead to his tragic death:

1. Born and raised in Broward County, Fla., XXX's real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy. He had managed to build an early audience on SoundCloud with multiple rap tracks that boasted of distorted bass and guitar riffs. His vocal approaches set him apart and with excessively melodramatic lyrics along the lines of the punk and emo genre, he succeeded in creating a fan base.

2. XXX has had serious legal trouble on his list of woes for quite a while. He was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend (Geneva Ayala), who he was accused of battery by strangulation back in 2016. Among other things, he is also facing over a dozen felony charges, along with prosecutors accusing him of witness tampering, which happened in 2017.

XXXTentacion attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
XXXTentacion attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

3. XXX had been on house arrest following his release from jail, right before his shooting. He was recently let out by a judge so he could go on tour.

4. Despite having climbed the ladder of fame only recently, his latest album, '?', debuted at number one on the on the Billboard 200, back in March 2018. It was also just his second album ever.



 

5. This fatal attack against the rapper isn't the only attack against him though, as just last year, he got jumped by a few men in LA He shared with TMZ that the incident left him shaken enough to tighten up his security detail. 

6. Recently, XXX had also announced his plans of enrolling himself in community college to get his GED. 

7. Over the years, XXX had been very public about his battles with depression. One of the tracks on his debut album, '17' was also titled “Depression & Obsession.”

Rapper XXXTentacion, also known as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy poses for his mugshot after being charged with seven new felonies stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case on December 15, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The new charges are for witness tampering and harassment. (Photo by Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images)
Rapper XXXTentacion, also known as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy poses for his mugshot after being charged with seven new felonies stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case on December 15, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The new charges are for witness tampering and harassment. (Photo by Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images)

8. Back in May, 2018, XXX's songs got banned by Spotify and its in-house playlists after they changed their policies "to curb the promotion of artists with alleged histories of hateful conduct," writes XXL Magazine

9. In one of XXX's last posts before he was shot dead, XXX, talked 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!"

10. XXX's entire career has been riddled with controversies, be it his take on the #MeToo movement or claims of his ex-girlfriend faking her accusations. Regarding the #MeToo movement, he claimed that it is making women more powerful than men. As for his ex's accusations, he had said, "Would I change anything about my journey? F**k, no."