The hip-hop community is coming out in droves honoring the life of controversial rapper XXXTENTACION. The 20-year-old was gunned down in a shooting after motorcycle shopping in Broward County, Florida earlier today (June 18).
At the time of his death, XXX was out on bail, awaiting trial for battery of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment, domestic battery by strangulation, witness-tampering and a slew of other felony charges following the 2016 assault of his then-girlfriend.
Despite his personal drama and impending legal troubles, XXXTENTACION was looking forward to giving back to his home state of Florida. He hosted a benefit concert for victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in March and announced plans to launch the Helping Hand Foundation with his mom soon after.
Once news of XXXTENTACION's shooting and subsequent death surfaced, hip-hop artists, producers and fans took to Twitter paying their respects to the late rapper.
From J. Cole to Kanye West, check how out hip-hop's reaction to XXXTENTACION's death below:
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
wow .. RIP XXXTentacion ....hopefully he finds more peace in the universe than he found on Earth...— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) 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
Wow bro...RIP X. Yu can tell that man was goin thru shit & tryna fix it but the hate be so real.— 💎 Dreezy (@dreezydreezy) June 18, 2018
Really sad Rip xxx.. so sad to lose good artist. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— T-Raww (@Tyga) June 18, 2018
No man this can’t be real 😓😓— Lil pump (@lilpump) June 18, 2018
Man, damn X. 😔 you JUST turned it around brother. Senseless bro. No reason. We gotta do better man.— T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. Xxxtentacion— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) 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
(Photo by Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images)
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