XXXtentacion was tragically killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday, June 18, 2018. The rapper was a victim of a drive-by shooting while sitting in his BMW.
“We track those that we lose in our industry in any given year and then we have a process by which we go through it,” Portnow told Rolling Stone. “Our on-air in memoriam—we’re lucky if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 percent of those we lose. Because it’s always hard choices. All of that is to say, I don’t have any answers for you now, but obviously artists who were prominent and well-known by the public are people who are recognized and we’ll just wind up having to see how it plays out.”
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene near Sample Road and North Dixie Highway at around 4:20 p.m. EST. The suspects reportedly fled in a black Dodge Journey.
Despite his tragic death, XXXtentacion was not included in the Grammys’ “In Memoriam” segment.
XXXtentacion was tragically killed in 2018 while leaving a motorcycle shop.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, born January 23, 1998, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who was born and raised in Plantation, Florida.
XXXTentacion released his debut album, “17”, on August 25, 2017. His second album, “?”, was released on March 16, 2018, and debuted at #1. He was perhaps best known for his single “Look At Me”, which was released in 2017.
Before his death, Onfroy was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and faced more than a dozen felony charges.