Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, also known as rapper XXXTentacion was shot by an unknown gunman after shopping for motorcycles in South Flordia yesterday afternoon. It was reported that he had no heartbeat when paramedics arrived at the scene.
When the 20-year old rapper arrived at a local Flordia hospital, he was pronounced dead. And since TMZ broke the news, the internet has blown up with condolences as well as questions.
The young rapper very recently posted a video predicting his own death. In the video, he is seen saying:
‘If worse thing comes to worst, and I fucking die a tragic death or some shit and I’m not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life.
‘If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me. I don’t give a fuck, because I know my goal in the end and I know what I want for everyone, and I know what my message is.’
‘I just wanted to say I appreciate and love all of you and believe you all. Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength.’
Leading fans to believe that he might have known that his life was at risk.
However, there's even more confusion around XXXTentacion's death since a clip of the rapper surfaced where he was seen laughing at the news, explaining that his death was all an act for a new music video.
Understandably it has caused a lot of confusion with fans - with many believing that the news on XXXTentacion is fake. However, the video is old and fans have confirmed that you can tell based on the tattoos displayed in the clip, which showcase the rapper without his recent forehead tattoo.
XXX in that vid doesn't have a tat on his forehead— 'Triigger (@ThamsanqaLetoo1) June 19, 2018
So while the situation has been emotional, to say the least, and there are many questions surrounding the shooting, one thing that can be confirmed is that the news of XXXTentacion's death is true and the video is just an old clip that is sadly recirculating and causing confusion.