XXXTentacion’s manager Soloman Sobande has released a statement following the rapper’s death on Monday (June 18).
The 20-year-old was shot by two men in a dark coloured SUV as he left a motorcycle shop in Fort Lauderdale. He later died in hospital.
“On June 18, 2018, Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida,” the statement begins.
“In deference of his family , friends and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy is respected at this time,” he added.
“XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit.” You can see the statement below.
AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING XXXTENTACION pic.twitter.com/bxMOPx2yTB
— A|K|W PR (@AKWPR) June 19, 2018
Yesterday (June 19), rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo denied any involvement in XXXTentacion’s death.
Rumours began circulating online, which prompted the artists to defend themselves via Instagram. “I’ve been seeing a lot of comments, I’ve been seeing a lot things going on social media saying that I had something to do with XXXtentacion’s passing,” said Soldier Kidd.
He then denied any involvement and added: “My condolences go to the man’s family and whatnot.”
“I had nothing to do with it, but I’m going to keep my head up and stay positive like I always do,” he continued.
Soldier Jojo added: “We respect everybody, straight up. We ain’t with none of that shit man, I respect that man for who he is, and RIP to that man.”
Meanwhile, a video of XXXtentacion claiming to ‘still be alive’ also began circulating yesterday. It was later revealed that the clip was from 2017.