Kanye West, J. Cole and More React to XXXTentacion’s Death
On Monday (June 18), the hip-hop community lost another member after XXXTentacion was shot in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The rapper was 20 years old.
According to police, the 2017 XXL Freshman was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla. shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday when two armed suspects approached him. After at least one of the men shot X, the suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV.
Following the "Sad!" rapper's untimely death, an outpouring of love came from the hip-hop community. On Twitter, Kanye West shared a photo of X and wrote, "rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing."
J. Cole also shared a heartfelt message about the artist, tweeting, "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."
The KOD rapper praised X in the past for his talent. "I don't know who none of these kids are at the time," Cole said after discovering X through a video online. "Then I'm like, damn, like what does bruh do? So that leads me to like hear some of his shit. And I'm like, damn, this nigga's actually talented."
Fellow 2017 XXL Freshman Class rapper Ugly God also shared a message about X, posting photos from their time together at the Freshman Class photo shoot on Instagram. "As smart as you were, it always confused me because of how much potential you saw in me. It means alot," he wrote.
"We are all hurt, and its really not a good feeling at all, but hey. I'm not trying to be too sappy so look here," Ugly God added. "We gonna miss you and i'm gonna maintain the balance that we last talked about. Rest easy, homie."
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