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Music World Reacts To Death Of Controversial Rapper XXXTentacion

Written by Tom Williams on June 19, 2018

The music world has been shocked by the death of controversial American rapper XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy), who has died at the age of 20 after being shot in South Florida.

As the industry reacts to the Onfroy’s death, social media has been flooded by mixed reactions, given the artist’s history of alleged domestic violence, armed home invasion, harassment and battery.

The likes of Kanye West, J. Cole, Lil Yachty and Blink-182’s Travis Barker have already paid tribute to Onfroy…

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1008839504902307840

…while others, including singer-songwriter Moses Sumney, made a point of Onfroy’s violent and controversial past with their own controversial tweets:

Others acknowledged Onfroy’s failings, but honoured the rapper’s impact on the hip hop community and called for anyone praising his death to reconsider what they are doing.

https://twitter.com/KREAYSHAWN/status/1008822046007046144

At the time of his death, Onfroy was awaiting trial on over a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend.

Onfroy released his second XXXTentacion album ? earlier this year, after releasing his debut album 17 in 2017.

Police have called for anyone who may have information about his death to get in contact.

View a number of other prominent reactions to his death, below.

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i dont know what to say… im sorry. and we’ll miss you doesnt cut it. no one deserves to go this young. i found a friend in you, someone with no judgement. someone who understood what being judged felt like. you were someone who was trying to better themselves. your art made such an impact on peoples lives… including mine. i am so lucky to have called you a friend and to have a beautiful song with your voice, name and lyrics in it. at this point i feel as if im at a loss for words and nothing i say will do your justice. im so sorry this had to happen to you. im so sorry someone took you from your family at such a young age. im grateful to have known you the short amount of time i did. im grateful for every bit of advice you gave me. i will hold it with me forever. you are so wise. my love goes out to your mom and everyone who was close to you and got to know you more than any of us. i am envious they got to know your beautiful heart. rest peacefully. please respect him, his family and friends and stop supporting all of these nasty TMZ reports. give them privacy and respect. please.

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