The hip-hop world is in shock. The death of rap rookie XXXTentacion has shaken up the rap game and sparked a flurry of endless reactions.
Over the past hour, everyone from Kanye West and 2 Chainz to YG and Tekashi 6ix9ine have remembered XXX – who died Monday (June 18) from a fatal gunshot wound.
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
At a loss for words King. We had a very special relationship that I will cherish forever. Thankful and honored to have called you a friend, to have been welcomed so closely to your energy and even inside your home. You were a true Alchemist transforming the negatives to positives with a constant devotion of making yourself a better person. I Love you like a brother. Often saw myself and the good in you and that led me to stay loyal to you no matter what people told me they thought about you. Always believed you were a truly good spirited person at heart and nothing will ever change that. Another Hero gone way too soon. I prayed the news wasn’t true you had way too much of a bright future ahead. REST IN PEACE my brother I know STEELO is awaiting your arrival to welcome you in open arms. Warrior of light 🖤
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
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.
Damn #RipXxx dats fucked up!
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) June 18, 2018
XXX reportedly died Monday (June 18) evening after at least one suspect fired a fatal gunshot at him.
4:07 PM PT — The Sheriff’s Dept. just released a statement saying XXX was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. They say at least one of the suspects fired their gun, striking XXX. Cops say they believe the incident was a possible robbery. 2:40 PM PT — Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead. According to the dispatch call the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask. (TMZ)