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.
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
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
Damn.. young‘ns Stay low and get your money. 😞
— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) June 18, 2018
Your actions are your legacy. Act beautifully at all times. There is a beauty in disobedience. There is a beauty in rebellion. There is a beauty in rage. There is no beauty in malice. Violence consumes all equally. However, the good earn the tears of others. Do good.
— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) 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
— Pace Won (@Pacewon) June 18, 2018
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
Source: Hip Hop DX