XXXTentacion’s Family Plans Final Public Memorial Following Rapper’s Death
Though memorials and candlelight vigils in honor of the late XXXTentacion have been happening all over the country, the rapper's family has announced they will be putting on the official and final public memorial for the ? artist next week.
The announcement came from XXX's Instagram account. The event will take place on Wednesday (June 27) at Florida Panther's Stadium from noon to 6 p.m. Taking video at the sendoff will be strictly prohibited as the flyer notes: "No cellular devices or cameras will be allowed. Please leave them at home or in your vehicle. Any person found with a device of the sort will be immediately turned around at gate and escorted out and will not be allowed back on the premises."
The caption for the flyer reads, "Fans come out and say your final goodbyes.🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽... It will be your last chance to see him. address is 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise Florida 33323."
X's murder, the result of an apparent botched robbery outside of a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Monday (June 18), has been the dominant headline in hip-hop over the past few days. Police have a suspect in custody, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, and have charged him with first-degree murder, as well as a probation violation for theft of a car motor vehicle and driving without a valid license.
Williams made his first appearance in court on Thursday (June 21). He has a criminal past that includes arrests for drugs, guns and assault. At the time of the shooting, he was on probation for grand theft auto in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2014. Police are apparently seeking two more suspects and now believe the crime to be premeditated.
The full arrest warrant lists details from a friend who was with X in the vehicle when he was murdered. Also, Riva Motorsports employees identify Williams as a customer who bought a mask inside the store minutes before X's death. One of the suspects who killed X wore the same mask Williams bought in the motorcycle store. Williams is listed as being in another vehicle that blocked X from driving off while two other shooters approached the rapper's car.
Check out the flyer for XXX's final memorial below.
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