This is so sad.
Rapper XXXTentacion was shot in Miami. At first, he had no pulse, according to witnesses. It has noe been confirmed that he’s dead. He’s had his fair share of beef with multiple people. But recently, he hasn’t had major beef with anyone. In the past two years, he’s been busted for attacking a fan, a woman, and a host of other violent incidents.
Shot in Miami
The 20-year-old rapper was out in Miami, shopping for motorcycles. As he was leaving, a gunman ran up to his car and fired at him. Eyewitnesses say that his body appeared lifeless and he didn’t have a pulse. TMZ released a video, showing a man checking XXXTentacion’s pulse on the scene. Watch the video at the end.
As HHMW previously stated, in 2017, while performing, he reportedly told the people in the crowd multiple times that if anyone touched him, he would punch them right then and there. One fan decided to call his bluff, and he’s probably regretting that decision.
After hitting the fan at his concert, fans were crowding the quarters and filming everything with their cell phones. Thankfully one fan got a great angle at the situation as it unfolded. The rapper was walking through the huge crowd of people when a fan reached out and innocently touched X’s shoulder.
The rapper stayed true to his word and gave the fan a right hook straight to the side of his face. The fan looked stunned at what happened and held his jaw as XXXTentacion yelled into his face before stomping away from the scene.
History of Trouble
XXX did meet with TMZ and say that he wasn’t going to change anything about what he does because of the incident, but we for sure see some of a “tough guy” front being put on. “I just know it’s people hating pretty much,” he told TMZ. “People just being haters. At the end of the day like, to be 10 years old and have this amount of success… there’s going to be a lot of problems.”
Earlier this year, the rapper was slammed all across the internet as a video allegedly showing him hitting a female has surfaced. The rapper, who has a history speckled with police reports and jail time, definitely doesn’t need this type of publicity, yet and still…
The video surfaced late Sunday night (March 25), reportedly showing XXXTentacion and a female hanging out. As the unidentified women is laying across a bed, Snapchatting a video of a man assumed to be the Florida rapper dancing behind her, X punches her in the back of the head.
The clip moves super fast, so viewers aren’t privy to any of the aftermath. Since no one — neither the female nor X himself — has come forward to comment on the video, speculators aren’t left with much. Fans and naysayers alike know one thing though: This is not a good look.
This bad publicity comes on the heels of the rapper getting some majorly good news. Last week (March 21), the “Jocelyn Flores” rapper’s lawyer shared that a judge approved X’s request to be taken off of house arrest. After arguing that he needed to make a living, X was awarded his freedom so that he could tour, promoting his new album ?.
The rapper’s legal troubles — 15 felony charges, which include domestic battery, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and witness tampering — are still breathing heavily down his neck though. After the charges stemming from X allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend were dropped, prosecutors got the rapper for violating the terms of his bond on the arrest.
As HHMW previously reported, at the time, DJ Akademiks pushed the notion that X was being targeted for the accidental firestorm he created when he posted info about his court date. Angry fans got in touch with a judge and frightened them so much that they recused themselves from the case. Ak explained the theory on his Instagram as follows:
“Apparently it wasn’t the 7 new felonies that got #xxxtentacion taken into custody, it was him posting his court info on instagram then his fans supposedly threatened a judge till the judge had to take them selves off the case. Also after thousands of people showed up to the court house. The new judge felt #xxxtentacion was making a mockery of the court and immediately ordered for him to be taken into custody.”
XXXTentacion was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans. Watch the video from the scene…