Hip Hop is reeling from another tragic death.
XXXTENTACION was killed in a shooting on Monday afternoon (June 18) in Broward County, Florida. He was found in his vehicle with no pulse following the shooting and rushed to a hospital. Soon after, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced his death.
The controversial figure was beloved by some and despised by others, developing a devoted fanbase and scoring major commercial success despite his legal woes. He was one of the central figures in the emergent “SoundCloud Rap” scene and garnered praise from major figures, such as Kendrick Lamar.
But amid his rise to fame, he was heavily scrutinized due to an unresolved domestic abuse case in which he was accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend.
Reactions to X’s death have been pouring in since it was announced.
HipHopDX has collected some of the notable reactions from the Hip Hop community 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
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 Love You , I’m Sorry For Everything , Forever Jahseh Fucking Forever
Rip X man wtfff
— PURPP (@smokepurpp) June 18, 2018
No man this can’t be real 😓😓
— Lil pump (@lilpump) June 18, 2018
rest up X @xxxtentacion
— OG MACO (@OGMaco) June 18, 2018
This a shame! We going to every level to stay alive … we at war with the streets and the system …. I be feeling bad for the young rappers! 🙏🏿
Damn.. young‘ns Stay low and get your money. 😞
— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) June 18, 2018
Truly saddened by the news of XXX death.
— Stalley (@Stalley) June 18, 2018
Damn x 😭💔
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) June 18, 2018
wow .. RIP XXXTentacion ….hopefully he finds more peace in the universe than he found on Earth…
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXtentacion. Find it in your heart to have some respect for his family and friends instead of participating in the social media circus
— Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork) June 18, 2018
20 yrs… that’s not many years… never met u.. not gonna flex like I was the biggest fan. But you were a gift to the world… you’ll live forever through your music bro… rest in power @xxxtentacion 👼🏾👼🏾👼🏾
— Q.M. (@Quentin__Miller) June 18, 2018
Man this shit ain’t right 😔, niggas always get killed in they own city
— Cordae’ (@YbnCordae) June 18, 2018
Pray for @xxxtentacion family! 🙏🏽 that’s fucked up !
— RJ OMMIO (@rjmrla) June 18, 2018
That’s so fucked up.
— BUDDY (@Buddy) June 18, 2018
I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most fucking talented of our time 💔💔💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 18, 2018
— Mark Battles (@markbattles317) June 18, 2018
Anyone celebrating someones death has never had a loved one die……. We live in sick world, where someones demise happens in real time and idiots dance of the mans grave seconds later… what the hell is wrong with people?
— Dante Ross (@DanteRoss) June 18, 2018
RIP X. He was the greatest talent I’ve ever had the chance to work with and a constant inspiration. I know how many kids lives he changed. I’ll never forget you buddy
— adam22 (@adam22) June 18, 2018
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) June 18, 2018
Only 20 years old.
A young self made black man already doing big numbers…
I be pumping this joint:https://t.co/iB6ZUoDtmj https://t.co/iB6ZUoDtmj
— Pace Won (@Pacewon) June 18, 2018
The shooter got his LV bag with maybe a few dollars in it and left a family mourning over their 20 yr old son smh. We have to worry about cops killing us plus our own people, this was a senseless death and whoever did it will have to answer to God. RIP lil man you did nothing wrong but made a name for yourself thru your music and made some money so some lazy untalented jealous modafucka decided to end your life because he ain’t have one. May God be with you.
20-years-old is way too early, regardless. R.I.P. #XXXTentacion
— #EICTC (@ItsMeTC15) June 18, 2018
Despite XXXTENTACION’s past, the young man didn’t deserve to die.
— Justin Ivey (@JustinIvey_) June 18, 2018
Wow… you were such a positive individual. You loved to laugh.. and your one of the most talented musicians i know. everybody makes mistakes in life. nobody deserves an early death. You will live forever through your music. May you Rest In Peace X.
Shot and killed a man and took a bag in his own city, were not safe anywhere world… wether it was a robbery or not I just don’t understand the thought process behind some of these scumbag humans out here taking ppl’s lives. I’m really at a loss for words. Can’t keep it real for the streets cuz the streets don’t love nobody!!! Fu%^ a street code and all that there’s no respect in it. The same anger y’all have in police shooting should be voiced in black on black crime! They’re gonna find who did this too! I know there were cameras around! My condolences to this kids family. We can hope and pray for change but will it ever really happen?! Smh .. So sad