Tributes from the world of hip-hop and beyond have poured in after the controversial rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was killed by multiple gunshots at the hands of masked men while shopping for motorcycles in Miami. He was 20-years-old.
Since the news broke, an old video shared by the rapper claiming that he was still alive and that his apparent ‘death’ was part of a music video has now been spread across social media by a number of fans believing it to be current.
— ᴊᴀí?? (@TheRealJaiWae) June 19, 2018
XXXTENTACION GOES LIVE ON INSTAGRAM AND CONFIRMS THAT HE IS NOT DEAD pic.twitter.com/sPPFHgk1rP
— Lil Boosie Vert (@lilboosievert1) June 19, 2018
— @Roguishbeats (@_therealmon) June 18, 2018
See the full original video below.
Kanye West, Diplo, and J Cole were among the first stars to pay tribute to the rapper following the news of his death. West tweeted a photo of Onfroy with the caption: “rest in peace. I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here. thank you for existing.”
The footage in question showed the Florida rapper dancing behind a woman, who was filming herself, before he appeared to hit her hard on the side of her head.
Last year, the rapper was released from prison and put on “very strict house arrest conditions”, after a document from an ex-girlfriend was filed claiming that she no longer wants XXXTentacion to be prosecuted for domestic abuse against her.
However, his house arrest was lifted. In October 2016, he was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery, false imprisonment, and witness tampering.