KANYE’S TRIBUTE TO RAP STAR KILLED IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
RAP star XXXTentacion has been shot and killed in what police believe was a “possible robbery”.
The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital in Florida after being rushed there in a “comatose” state by paramedics.
He had earlier posted messages on social media about dying and how he wanted to be remembered after his death “if the worst comes to the worst”.
And Kanye West yesterday expressed his sorrow online.
He tweeted a photo of XXX and wrote: “Rest in peace. I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
Blink 182’s Travis Barker tweeted: “I’m at a loss for words. Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most f**king talented of our time.”
Hip hop artist and record producer J. Cole wrote: “This got me f**ked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.”
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his death, tweeting: “The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.”
Two armed suspects had approached his vehicle as he left a motorcycle dealership where he had been checking out new rides.
One of the suspects shot him before both men – described as black males wearing hoodies – left the scene in a black Dodge Journey.
It is also claimed the suspects took a Louis Vuitton bag from the dead rapper’s vehicle.
MURDER SCENE: Dead star’s BMW GUNNED DOWN: XXXTentacion