Over the last two years, Florida native, XXXTentacion, has become one of the most talked about musicians in today’s landscape. Since being released from jail back in 2016, the Florida native has been on a tear. Thanks to hit singles like “Look At Me” and placement on the XXL Freshman List, XXXTentacion’s career has skyrocketed. Most recently, the musician has released not one, but two Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop #1 albums. His most recent project, ?, hit #1 on the Billboard 200 overall charts. Unfortunately, XXXTentacion has experienced some major setbacks over the last few months.
In December, XXXTentacion was placed on house arrest during a long court battle involving charges of witness tampering, false imprisonment, and kidnapping. However, XXXTentacion was released from house arrest in March so that he could tour and release music. In recent weeks, things seemed to be looking up for the Florida native.
Today, XXXTentacion’s legal troubles and career appear to be minor in the grand scheme of things. According to a report from TMZ released earlier this afternoon, XXXTentacion was shot while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida. TMZ reports that XXXTentacion was shopping for motorcycles this afternoon in South Florida and as he was leaving, an unidentified gunman shot the musician while he was in his car. There is no word from XXXTentacion’s lawyer or authorities on the matter as of yet.
UPDATE: As of 5:40 EST, the Broward County Sheriffs Department has pronounced a man fitting XXXTentacion’s description dead.