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Jahseh Onfroy (aka XXXTentacion) has been killed.
The rapper-vocalist was shot Monday afternoon in Deerfield, Florida, near Miami, where he was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman approached his vehicle and fired at the 20-year-old, according to TMZ. Broward County Sheriff's Department confirmed his death at 5:40 p.m. EST.
XXXTentacion's untimely death follows a short but controversial career. He began releasing music on SoundCloud back in 2013, with his breakout single "Look at Me!" coming two years later.
In 2016, he was arrested on domestic violence charges and aggravated battery of a pregnant victim. His numerous other legal issues included charges of armed home invasion and robbery, aggravated battery with a firearm and physically assaulting fans.
His debut album 17 was released last August, followed by his sophomore full-length ?, which arrived back in March, marking XXXTentacion's first No. 1 on the U.S. charts.
Spotify last month removed XXXTentacion's music from its playlists and editorial content as part of its new Hate Content & Hateful Conduct Policy. After facing backlash, the streaming platform reversed its decision, claiming its role is "not to regulate artists."
"This got me fucked up. RIP X," J. Cole said on Twitter shortly after today's news broke. "Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans."
Later Monday evening, XXXTentacion's label Caroline Records issued a statement: “Everyone at Caroline is shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jahseh Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones."