Musicians React to the Shooting Death of XXXTentacion

June 18, 2018

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By: Eyasu Delesa

South Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, was tragically shot and killed Monday afternoon in in South Florida.

The news of his shooting death sent shock waves through the rap world as the budding superstar was just getting his start in the game.

Rappers young and old took to social media to send their condolences. 

Daaaamn Lil bro. Da homie @ghazi was telling me such great things about you & My son @the_next_king10 loved your sh*t...he actually turned me on to you and made me listen to it. I hate to hear this happened to this young man. I felt that he was evolving out of his former self and into a new light. All my prayers for his soul and my sincere condolences to his family. RIP youngsta... may peace and blessings follow you off to the next phase of existence king --!!!! We’ll continue to rock ya sh*t like you never left. ---- #RIPXXX

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This a shame! We going to every level to stay alive ... we at war with the streets and the system .... I be feeling bad for the young rappers! ----

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-- #tekashi69 reacts to #xxxtentacion death

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Wow... you were such a positive individual. You loved to laugh.. and your one of the most talented musicians i know. everybody makes mistakes in life. nobody deserves an early death. You will live forever through your music. May you Rest In Peace X.

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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 --

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#FettyWap sends his condolences to #XXXTentacion’s family!

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RIP X ❤️

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Damn bro, I still remember I found out about you. A few summers ago I seen a video of you fightin somebody. Early 2016 we was listening to “SippinTeaInYoHood” but we never even knew that was your song. When you DM’ed me that gave me the inspiration to keep doing this rappin shit. I remember the first time I met you bro. “Rubbin off the paint” had just blew up & I was in LA for my first tour wit SOBxRBE. Nigga you came up to the car & you treated me like I was yo brother -- I really don’t do this paragraph shit & I den lost a lot of people. But I just wanna say thank you for everything @xxxtentacion . Not just for me but for all the positive things you do for people. Had hella love 4 yo weird ass -- I hate this shit foo

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Some birthday I’m having.

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