J. Cole, Kanye West, Pusha T And Others Respond To XXXTentacion's Death
XXXTentacion was shot dead on Monday afternoon in Miami, Florida.
“This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person,” J. Cole wrote on Twitter. “God bless his family, friend, and fans.”
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
“Rest in peace,” Kanye West also tweeted. “I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
“So we’re just back to major gun violence in hip-hop? So 90s wack,” Kierna Mayo also wrote on the social media platform. “Condolences to Xs fans w/o qualifications. I have 3 teen sons, y’all forget what death in the culture really does to us. Back to my hermit ass life where I can be old and wise w/o the dumb s**t.”
So we’re just back to major gun violence in hip hop? So 90s wack. Condolences to Xs fans w/o qualifications. I have 3 teen sons, y’all forget what death in the culture really does to us. Back to my hermit ass life where I can be old and wise w/o the dumb sht
— Kierna Mayo (@kiernamayo) June 18, 2018
R.I.P. @xxxtentacion 🙏🏿
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) June 18, 2018
XXXTentacion was shot dead in Miami, Florida. He died at the age of 20. The divisive rapper had gained popularity online through music streaming service SoundCloud but was arrested in 2016 for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering on ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala.
In a recent report on XXXTentacion, it was revealed that the rapper’s fans were harassing Ayala following her case with XXX.
“Much of the harassment often came online. Ayala’s Twitter account was hacked and taken over by an impersonator, who tweets often about [XXXTentacion]. Her Instagram account was deleted after too many fans ‘reported’ her posts,” the Miami New Times reported. “But people tracked her in real life too. She took a job at a Dunkin’ Donuts but had been working there only a week before [XXXTentacion’s] fans found her. They began showing up every day, harassing her, taking photos of her, and trying to follow her home. Ayala quit after three weeks.”
The abuse allegations against XXX has led some to offer a different opinion on the rapper’s death, as can be read below.
yeah so I see everyone saying to have some respect and keep my thoughts to myself about xxxtentacion’s death and all but he certainly didn’t keep his thoughts to himself that he wanted people like me, a queer/a woman dead so yeah to be clear he was a terrible person next
— Jenna (@rapunzzy) June 18, 2018
omfg one of my locals commented on my post about xxxtentacion and said “but he was trying to change and better himself” and i said “ok but he shouldn’t have to change to know not to beat his gf and try to kill a guy for being gay” and she deleted the comment snsnsjdj
— maddie☆#TeamAquaria (@uhquaria) June 18, 2018