Kanye West, Joey Bada$$, Lil Xan & More React to XXXTentacion's Death
XXXTentacion was fatally shot in Broward County, Florida, Monday afternoon (June 18). After initial reports said that the rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was unconscious and lifeless, the county's sheriff's department confirmed that XXXTentacion was the "adult male" victim of the shooting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
As soon as video footage surfaced, artists in hip-hop and beyond took to Twitter to share prayers for the 20-year-old rapper, including Juicy J, Lil Xan and XXX album collaborators Joey Bada$$ and Travis Barker. And once his death was confirmed, even more distraught reactions flooded social media from Kanye West, Sylvan LaCue and many more.
XXXTentacion’s controversial past -- he was awaiting trial on more than a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend -- sparked mixed reactions among fans, with some coming to the rapper's defense pointing out that he was working on bettering himself. As several noted, XXX's most recent Instagram story post read that the rapper was planning a charity event for this weekend in Florida.
Take a look at some of the reactions to XXXTentacion's shooting below.
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
Please respect XXXtentacion’s family & friends privacy during this time. Ill wishes & negative comments serve no positive purpose in this matter. Especially if you’re NOT from South Florida. Keep the negativity to yourself or log off.— LaCue (@SylvanLacue) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTentacion— KYLE EDWARDS (@KyleEdwards) June 18, 2018
Shits sad yo
R.I.P. Xxxtentacion— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) June 18, 2018
rip xxxtentacion, we love you forever. pic.twitter.com/JleYXdH1Wf— Lyrical Lemonade (@LyricaLemonade) June 18, 2018
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx— diblo (@diplo) June 18, 2018
wow RIP XXXtentacion.. wow--— sevn thomas (@SEVNTHOMAS) June 18, 2018
Fuck. RIP XXXTentacion. His Music Was There For Me When I Was In A Dark Place. I'm At A Loss For Words— iLOVE (@MooshAndTwist) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTENTACION ----— STREETRUNNER (@SRbeats) June 18, 2018
Please don’t let this be true about @xxxtentacion -- Sick to my stomach when I heard the news. Praying for you bro— J O S H Y (@joshleyva) June 18, 2018
Lil Xan reacts to news of Xxxtentacion -- pic.twitter.com/YnhsCsSEsY— RapSpotlights ⚡️ (@RapSpotlightss) June 18, 2018
Lil Xan speaks on rumored Death of XXXTENTACION pic.twitter.com/OVCvdgDYXF— Music Island ---- (@Musicislandd) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTentacion !!! -- some people may have mixed thoughts about him but I’ve always loved his music and how he gives back!! He was a young talented artist!! And it’s scary that someone did Gods work... it’s no ones job but God!!— Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) June 18, 2018
WHAT THE FUCKKKKK— $ki Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) June 18, 2018
No love for @xxxtentacion but certainly no hate. May this be a warning to the young men who listen to him that karma is real and if you live a destructive life you will be destroyed by it no matter how talented you are. RIP.— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) June 18, 2018
I was down to see X trialed and serve time. Honestly the jokes about his death are disheartening. I’m an avid fighter against abuse and have done my fair share of defacing of his album advertising in the past but, all in all death is not an answer to a cycle homophobia and abuse.— Papa Kreay (@KREAYSHAWN) June 18, 2018
Bro please tell me this isn’t true.— LIGHT OF MINE (@SuperDuperKyle) June 18, 2018
Fuck, that’s it....... he died— Metalcore Millionaire (@FRONZ1LLA) June 18, 2018
RIP xxxTentacion ----
Condolences to family, friends and fans of @xxxtentacion— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) June 18, 2018
It takes a stifling lack of compassion to say anything but RIP XXXTENTACION today. Praying for his family and loved ones.— matt maeson (@MattMaeson) June 18, 2018
So sad to hear about XXXTentacion.— Harrison Webb (@HarrisonWebb97) June 18, 2018
RIP @xxxtentacion talent gone too soon ----— -- Sak Noel -- (@saknoel) June 18, 2018
Can’t believe the news is real...— Matthew Espinosa (@MatthewEspinosa) June 18, 2018
RIP xxxtentacion ------
RIP XXXTENTACION ----— emerytkelly (@EmeryTKelly) June 18, 2018
You’re sitting at the table of legends w Tupac, MJ, Prince, and many others now. Rest In Peace Jaseh Dwayne Onfroy. @xxxtentacion
Please don’t say this is real #xxxtentacion --— LIKE MIKE (@likemike) June 18, 2018
a revolutionary artist who touched millions of people with his music, forever will be remembered..— alex lange (@alexmlange) June 18, 2018
no matter what he’s done- nobody deserves to die, rest in peace XXX.
R.I.P XXXTentacion ---- You will Forever a be Legend Man— DJ BL3ND (@DJ_BL3ND) June 18, 2018
Today hurts. Speechless. We miss you and we love you. RIP @xxxtentacion . --— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) June 18, 2018
RIP xxxtentacion, regardless of his controversial past, he did not deserve to die, especially so young. I respected him for preaching/spreading positivity and the lives he touched in a positive way. Gone too soon, so terrible. His music/art will live forever.— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) June 18, 2018
so heart broken about xxxtentacion -- thank you for blessing my ears with such amazing music. rip--— Kenz-- (@kenzieziegler) June 18, 2018
This kid was a genius . true artist. He made his own rules . He has his faults but he was young and he worked so hard on his own self . He wanted to be better. he loves everyone so much . He lived for every kid out here. He had the biggest imagination. He texted me this weekend it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album. I Invited him to La this week. I was wondering if he was gonna come -- . He used every second of his life to create . He reppped Florida to his core.. I love this kid . He was gonna do so much more he promised me --
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
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.
I can’t believe @xxxtentacion has been killed. The dude was a true artist. He had some dark days but was now trying to bring light to the world. Rest In Peace— WESLEY (@wesleystromberg) June 19, 2018
Treat others the way you’d like to be treated!!!!