Hip Hop is reeling from another tragic death.
XXXTENTACION was killed in a shooting on Monday afternoon (June 18) in Broward County, Florida. He was found in his vehicle with no pulse following the shooting and rushed to a hospital. Soon after, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced his death.
The controversial figure was beloved by some and despised by others, developing a devoted fanbase and scoring major commercial success despite his legal woes. He was one of the central figures in the emergent “SoundCloud Rap” scene and garnered praise from major figures, such as Kendrick Lamar.
Reactions to X’s death have been pouring in since it was announced.
HipHopDX has collected some of the notable reactions from the Hip Hop community below.
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
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.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
Rip X man wtfff
— PURPP (@smokepurpp) June 18, 2018
No man this can’t be real 😓😓
— Lil pump (@lilpump) June 18, 2018
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 🖤
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
rest up X @xxxtentacion
— OG MACO (@OGMaco) June 18, 2018
Murdered at 20 years old. So young. His untimely death truly saddens me & I’ve never met him. Though listening to his music told me a lot about him. At times he seemed very depressed & confused about life as we all are (were) at a young age… other times he was very happy & an open book for his fans. That to me has always been the way of a true hip hop artist. He was a lot more talented than most knew from the music he leaves behind & there’s no doubt in my mind that he would’ve grown both musically & mentally from the few changes I’ve watch him make just over social media… He was very talented & could literally go in any direction on a beat & hold his own. More than not he talked about his death.. “If I die” “when I die” a lot but we’re all guilty of that as artists in some way shape or form & we as people are not anyone’s judge. We’re all down here under God living & learning everyday & none of us is or will ever be perfect. Our IMPERFECTIONS are what makes us beautiful. He made mistakes & was man enough at his young age to acknowledge, accept blame & try to change & offer his fans alternate solutions knowing that they too could be in need of guidance. That is what I respect. I pray for this new generation full of talented artist & kids alike. No matter the age difference or gap, we must understand that we are all on earth TOGETHER trying to enjoy life at whatever capacity that brings us joy. Yet & still, we are only HUMAN….. & this situation alone is saddening. A young man, both very wise & sometimes normally confused is taken away from his family, friends & fans before his life can run its full course. It’s like fuck…. As soon as you think life is okay, tragedy again plagues an already dark world. Take it day by day young world. The MASS AGENDA wants as many of us to die as young as possible so they can make money off your funeral & burial before it costs them to implement additional learning tools to ensure your education & survival. I love all of you & I UNDERSTAND you’re just trying to figure yourself out. WE ALL ARE #RestInParadise #XXX
Damn.. young‘ns Stay low and get your money. 😞
— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) June 18, 2018
Your actions are your legacy. Act beautifully at all times. There is a beauty in disobedience. There is a beauty in rebellion. There is a beauty in rage. There is no beauty in malice. Violence consumes all equally. However, the good earn the tears of others. Do good.
— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) June 18, 2018
Truly saddened by the news of XXX death.
— Stalley (@Stalley) June 18, 2018
Damn x 😭💔
— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) June 18, 2018
wow .. RIP XXXTentacion ….hopefully he finds more peace in the universe than he found on Earth…
— RosenbergTelevision (@Rosenbergradio) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXtentacion. Find it in your heart to have some respect for his family and friends instead of participating in the social media circus
— Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork) June 18, 2018
20 yrs… that’s not many years… never met u.. not gonna flex like I was the biggest fan. But you were a gift to the world… you’ll live forever through your music bro… rest in power @xxxtentacion 👼🏾👼🏾👼🏾
— Q.M. (@Quentin__Miller) June 18, 2018
Man this shit ain't right 😔, niggas always get killed in they own city
— Cordae' (@YbnCordae) June 18, 2018
Pray for @xxxtentacion family! 🙏🏽 that’s fucked up !
— RJ OMMIO (@rjmrla) June 18, 2018
That’s so fucked up.
— BUDDY (@Buddy) June 18, 2018
I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most fucking talented of our time 💔💔💔
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 18, 2018
— Mark Battles (@markbattles317) June 18, 2018
Anyone celebrating someones death has never had a loved one die……. We live in sick world, where someones demise happens in real time and idiots dance of the mans grave seconds later… what the hell is wrong with people?
— Dante Ross (@DanteRoss) June 18, 2018
RIP X. He was the greatest talent I’ve ever had the chance to work with and a constant inspiration. I know how many kids lives he changed. I’ll never forget you buddy
— adam22 (@adam22) June 18, 2018
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) June 18, 2018
So heartbroken. In my journey to understand the new era of HipHop listening to him helped me grow. His viewpoint and even boxing workout videos showed me a different side. His music showed Me the pain my generation and the ones before caused his. From a distance I learned so much and am beyond heartbroken he didn’t get to outgrow his mistakes like the rest of us have. Regardless of anything no 20 yr old deserves this. I’m so disgusted, WE MUST do better 🙏🏽
— Pace Won (@Pacewon) June 18, 2018
The shooter got his LV bag with maybe a few dollars in it and left a family mourning over their 20 yr old son smh. We have to worry about cops killing us plus our own people, this was a senseless death and whoever did it will have to answer to God. RIP lil man you did nothing wrong but made a name for yourself thru your music and made some money so some lazy untalented jealous modafucka decided to end your life because he ain’t have one. May God be with you.
20-years-old is way too early, regardless. R.I.P. #XXXTentacion
— #EICTC (@ItsMeTC15) June 18, 2018
Despite XXXTENTACION's past, the young man didn't deserve to die.
— Justin Ivey (@JustinIvey_) June 18, 2018
Shot and killed a man and took a bag in his own city, were not safe anywhere world… wether it was a robbery or not I just don't understand the thought process behind some of these scumbag humans out here taking ppl's lives. I'm really at a loss for words. Can't keep it real for the streets cuz the streets don't love nobody!!! Fu%^ a street code and all that there's no respect in it. The same anger y'all have in police shooting should be voiced in black on black crime! They're gonna find who did this too! I know there were cameras around! My condolences to this kids family. We can hope and pray for change but will it ever really happen?! Smh .. So sad
Just found out me and bro went “Platinum” wit this record… it’s not even the same tho because i didn’t get a feelin of happiness when i heard but instead i just cried because we ain’t even get to share our moment together… So figured I’d share this video with y’all and share this moment with THE FANS & supporters ! to show y’all how we created it… he’s so musical man it was amazing working with this guy and his spirit was just unmatchable… this was my brother. he checked me when i did stupid shit & i truly miss him for so many other reasons. Ya name gon live forever bro #XXXTENTACION
Please pray for @xxxtentacion please.. He was one of the few people trying to be a Good person.
— LIGHT OF MINE (@SuperDuperKyle) June 18, 2018
look i'm not the type to post our messages on here, but i do want to say one thing. i know we've publicly had our disagreements, but what the media doesn't know is that we handled it all behind the scenes like grown ass men, and i'm glad we did. It's really crazy how mature you are because I was ready to fight yo ass nigga and i didn't care that yo weird ass took fighting classes 😂. But look…people talk alot of shit about our XXL 2017 Freshman Class, but nigga we made hip-hop HISTORY idc 🤷🏽♂️. As smart as you were, it always confused me because of how much potential you saw in me. It means alot. 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. We gonna miss you and i'm gonna maintain the balance that we last talked about. Rest easy, homie. @xxxtentacion -Royce🤕