Kanye West, Travis Barker and More Mourn XXXTentacion After Rapper Dies in South Florida Shooting 


XXXTentacion died on Monday, June 18, following a shooting in South Florida and musician Travis Barker was one of the first celebrities to mourn the loss of the 20-year-old rapper.

XXXTentacion visits IHeart radio station 103.5 The Beat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 26, 2017.
XXXTentacion visits IHeart radio station 103.5 The Beat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 26, 2017. INSTAR Images

“I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion,” the Blink 182 drummer tweeted. “Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most f—king talented of our time.”

“rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏,” Kanye West tweeted alongside a photo of the late rapper. “I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”

TMZ reported on Monday that XXXTentacion was shot in a “possible drive-by” while shopping for motorcycles in Florida. Us Weekly confirmed his death after the Broward Sheriff’s Department tweeted that the “adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.”

Before the XXXTentacion’s death was confirmed, rapper Juicy J tweeted, “Prayers up for @xxxtentacion.”

Aaron Carter also reacted to the news, tweeting, “Rip @xxxtentacion this is absolute devastation so much talent I’m shook.”

In addition to musicians, fans of the late artist shared tributes to XXXTentacion on social media.

“while you were here you created great energy to millions of people all over so sad to say that you are gone,” one user tweeted. “Thank you for the uplifting music that I created memories to with my friends when ever we would hop in the car. You will be missed and I’m sorry you’re gone #XXXTENTACION.”

“xxxtentacion wanted the best for the world,” another fan wrote on Twitter. “i saw how good and positive he has been lately. he really wanted to make other people happy. such a genuine ass person. i hope you know you made a good impact on many people and you’ll never be forgotten.”

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