Jahseh Onfroy, stage named Xxxtentacion and popularly called X is a young rapper who was born in 1998 at Florida. He grew up in a violent environment where gang rivalry and killings were the order of the day. He had been assimilated into the system and he also became a part of it.
The 20 year old rapper became popular when he uploaded his song on Sound Cloud about depression and suicidal thoughts. He is known for his care free and selfless lifestyle which ranked him as one of the most controversial rap artists alive.
He had almost fifteen crime charges against him at the time of his death and he was just recently released from house arrest few months ago. Jahseh had been involved in many crimes while he grew up ranging from battery to robbery to assault and even domestic violence on his pregnant girlfriend.
At age sixteen, he was sent to a youth detention centre for the possession of a gun. He has been in and out if the law’s hands ever since. He had once been charged for the battery of a pregnant woman before the situation with his girlfriend happened.
Xxxtentacion was known for his inspirational messages about self-worth, self-esteem, drive, motivation, success and responsibility, which were always reflected in his songs. He believed that you can make anything out of nothing for yourself if you believe and work towards it.
He always said he was trying to inspire the younger generation and make sure they get a good life. He wished himself dead as long as his message got to millions of kids and helped them live a better life.
He always posted on Twitter that he wanted to die young. He said in many different posts what he would love his burial to look like, including the song to be played, which was his friend’s track. However, that friend also died earlier this year at 27.
Investigations are still going on to find out why and who killed X, but the only information available is that he was shot dead in a fast shoot out by two guys in a black SUV. It was around 4pm in the evening, and he was just leaving a motorcycle store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The local sheriff and some others say it was probably during a robbery and some other people have reason to believe that the shooters came purposefully for him.
His death had caused a lot of uproar on social media since the day he was shot. Many celebrities including Kanye West have appreciated his craft and his message while some others lament that he deserved to die for beating his pregnant girlfriend. Some other people used the opportunity to preach that he died because he said he wanted to die and what you say happens to you.
The trend has grown so much that his fans started a challenge called the Xxxtentacion Challenge, where they upload pictures of themselves in a car in a slumped position.
Jahseh Onfroy was pronounced dead after his body was taken to the hospital.