The music world is still processing the sudden murder of controversial rapper XXXTentacion. First reported by TMZ, the 20-year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was shot and killed in his native South Florida.
The Broward Co. Sheriff's Department pronounced XXXTentacion dead after what witnesses referred to as a drive-by shooting. The shooter has not been identified, while Billboard reports that authorities have made no arrests and found no discernible motive.
XXXTentacion's manager, Soloman Sobande, along with the late rapper's lawyer and PR firm issued the following statement:
Read our op-ed on why XXXTentatcion's passing reminds us to mourn, but not forget.