The rapper Xxxtentacion, whose graphic and racial music videos sparked widespread anger, has been killed in a shooting in Miami.
According to TMZ, Xxxtentacion (called XXX for short) was killed in a drive-by shooting while shopping for motorcycles in Miami. A video of the rapper reportedly dead in his car has been posted to social media, and is included below.
The rapper gained fame and controversy last year when he released a video depicting the “lynching” of a young white boy (screenshot shown above).
As XXX was leaving the motorcycle dealership, a gunman ran up to his car and shot him. Police later pronounced him dead.
He had been under house arrest while he awaited trial for domestic abuse against his pregnant girlfriend. He faced a dozen felony charges including witness tampering. A judge recently freed him from house arrest so he could tour. His last album debuted at #1 on the charts.
TMZ provided a timeline of what happened. An official time of death has not been released.
2:14 PM PT — Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX’s vehicle.
1:57 PM PT — Additional dispatch audio has revealed XXX was transported as a “Level 1” trauma patient … dispatchers described him as comatose.
1:48 PM PT — According to dispatch audio — the incident was a possible drive-by — dispatchers named several possible getaway vehicles including a black Dodge Journey, Chevy Tahoe and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
1:35 PM PT — The Broward Co. Fire Dept. tells us XXX has been rushed to a hospital. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. His condition is unknown at this point.
We reported on the controversial Xxxtentacion video last year, which has been taken down off of YouTube. Here is a description of what was shown.
The opening scenes depict the rapper leading a gang rampage in a school classroom, where he beats a white male teacher with a dildo before the crowd joins in for an collective attack on the defenseless man.
Peppered throughout are references to controversial incidents that have been latched on to by social justice warriors from decades past through the present, as the video name-checks Rodney King, Philando Castile, Emmett Till, and even Heather Heyer from the recent tragedy in Charlottesville.
In the middle of the video, the music fades away as two young boys of approximately 8-years-old, one black and one white, are led on to an auditorium stage by a black male adult while an audience looks on.
Dangling in the middle of the stage is a noose, and the boys are positioned facing each other with the rope between them.
XXXTentacion approaches the boys, and proceeds to demonstrate how to hang the noose around the white boy’s neck before crossing the stage, ‘solemnly’ gripping the other end of the rope, and hoisting the white child into the air where he is shown hanging in disturbingly graphic detail and duration.
Here is a tweet from the scene.
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) June 18, 2018
Here is video posted by Worldstar Hip Hop that reportedly shows the rapper dead in his car. This video has not been confirmed and may be removed from Facebook at any time. Warning: graphic content.
More footage surfaces of Xxxtentacion shot & robbed in Miami when shopping. Prayers go out to him & his family.
Posted by Worldstar Hip Hop on Monday, June 18, 2018
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