Artists across the music world have taken to social media to weigh in after rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot in South Florida on Monday (June 18).
Diplo was one of many dance music artists who paid tribute to the 20-year-old’s memory, writing on Instagram that the controversial artist was “a genius” who had faults but had worked hard to better himself.
Diplo also revealed that XXXTentacion had texted him over the weekend saying “it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album.”
Read Diplo’s full post below:
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 —