The Hip-Hop community is mourning after the senseless murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion on Monday afternoon (Jun. 18). The 20-year-old was shot dead as he was leaving a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership by a masked gunman. At 5:40 p.m., XXXTentacion was pronounced dead by the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Department. The killing has sent social media into a frenzy, mainly due to XXXTentacion’s trouble past, including a domestic violence case related to attacking his pregnant girlfriend.
Kanye West, 6ix9ine, Big Sean, DJ Premier, Diplo, Pusha T, Royce Da 5’9″, Lil’ Pump and more took to their social media accounts to send their condolences and react to the news. “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,” tweeted J. Cole to his millions of followers. The news of XXXTentacion’s passing has been the No. 1 worldwide trend on Twitter for hours.
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
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
20 fuckin yrs old …. smh 🤦🏻♂️ So sad, man
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 18, 2018
My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message. Nobody deserves this kind of ending. gone too soon, damn! RIP
— Sean Don (@BigSean) June 19, 2018
R.I.P. @xxxtentacion 🙏🏿
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 18, 2018
Condolences to family, friends and fans of @xxxtentacion
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) June 18, 2018
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx
— diblo (@diplo) 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
Praying for my brother X
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) June 18, 2018
NEVER MET YOU G’Z BUT THIS IS CRAZY , R.I.P XXX 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/RB6zv2XaDD
— Mike WiLL Made It 🦍 (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) June 18, 2018
Previously: XXXTentacion Shot In South Florida, Pronounced Dead