XXXTentacion (XXXTENTACION) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His debut album, ‘17, sold more than one million copies and was certified platinum and number two on the Billboard 200. His short but gifted career ended at age 20 when he was shot dead. XXXTentacion’s career was full of controversies, and he faced multiple legal issues.
XXXTentacion was born on 23 January 1998 in Plantation, Florida. His real name is Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy. In his teenage, he had spent a few months in correctional facilities for keeping marijuana. That was not the last time he got sentenced for committing any crime. Onfroy was arrested a few times in the preceding years for robbery, stabbing a person, domestic violence, and witness tampering.
Fans and critics praise XXXTentacion for the variety of the music he has created. The genre varies from rap, hip hop, metal, emo rap, indie rock, and punk rock. His music had the aggression of heavy metals and distorted beats.
Onfory adopted the name XXXTentatcion which indicates the ‘Unknown Temptation.’ He rose to stardom with his single ‘ Look at me ’ and his debut album, ‘17. After Onfroy’s death, his single ‘Sad’ reached 1.3 billion online views. The critics regard him as a legend of the emo-rap and Soundcloud era.
Xxxtentacion’s Last Words
XXXtentacion’s last words were a lengthy message to his fans, although there are rumors that he spoke something before his death. In his final words, he inspired his fans which ended as “I love you guys, have a good one.”
In his last Instagram message to his fans, he talked about following one’s dream. He was also talking about his sudden death, which now appears like a revelation to his fans. He said he would be delighted if the five million kids who watch this get something positive out of it. He also talked about depression and being a good person in life.
How Did Xxxtentacion Die?
XXXTentacion was visiting Riva Motorsport, a showroom of motorcycles and watercraft in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, 2018. A black SUV blocked his way, and two armed men approached his BMW and shot his neck a few times. Onfroy was sitting behind the driving wheel when he was shot.
The attackers snatched a small bag containing $50,000 and escaped in the same SUV. The paramedics transferred Onfory to the nearest hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Onfory had withdrawn money from Bank of America before visiting Riva Motorsport, and the suspects followed him straight from the bank. The police reported the incident as a robbery, not a preplanned murder.
Who Did Xxxtentacion Die From?
The police arrested four people as the main suspects in XXXTentacion’s murder. Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Robert Allen. Michael Boatwright shot Onfroy multiple times from his rifle after they robbed his cash bag and chain.
One of the suspects, Dedrick Williams, identified Onfory’s vehicle and called the other three for assistance. Two of them went to Riva to confirm his identity and returned to wait for the target. They blocked Onfroy’s BMW with a black SUV. Newsome and Boatwright tried to snatch something from the car, and an altercation followed.
Newsome took the cash bag from the car while Boatwright snatched Onfroy’s chain and shot him a few times in his neck. They fled the scene in the black SUV soon after the incident. The police reports point to the incident as a robbery, not a planned murder.
How Old Was Xxxtentacion When He Died?
XXXtentacion was 20 years old when he died. He was born on 23 January 1998 and died on 18 June 2018. His private funeral took place on 28 June 2018, and he was interred in a mausoleum at the Gardens of Boca Raton Memorial Park
What Was Xxxtentacion’s Last Song?
XXXTentacion’s last song, which went public, was ‘Changes.’ released on March 2, 2018. The song has uncredited vocals from PnB Rock, a fellow American rapper, and singer. Critics lauded the song as a slow jam and praised that XXXTentacion channeled all his emotions in a single vibe.
The album reached Gold and Platinum in most countries soon after its release.
The Bottom Line
XXXtentacion has communicated the pain of depression and the alienation he experienced in his childhood. There was always a melody of pain in his songs despite the aggressive mood they generated. His fans still believe the controversies and charges were nothing, but the media made allegations.
Onfroy was sentenced for violence many times, and he confessed to his close friends about his anger management problems. Later, he began to walk out of arguments and improved his character. His short-lived life has left over a legacy that the music world can never neglect.