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XXXTentacion: The celebrity reactions to his death

The violent death of XXXTentacion shakes the music scene, especially in the USA. Many colleagues express their grief on Twitter.

The death of rapper XXXTentacion (1998 - 2018, "Look at Me!") Shakes the hip-hop scene. The 20-year-old died in hospital after being shot on the street in Florida. Two unknown perpetrators attacked the musician after he left a motorcycle dealer in the town of Deerfield Beach. The cruel deed particularly shook the young rapper's colleagues. The grieving reactions to his death are mounting on Twitter.

Above all, Kanye West (41, "Famous") tweeted: "Rest in peace. I never told you how much you inspired me when you were still there. Thank you for existing." This is what the husband of Kim Kardashian (37) wrote about a photo of XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.

The American musician, ex-child star and Backstreet Boy brother Aaron Carter (30, "Sooner Or Later") wrote on the social short message service: "RIP XXXTentacion. This is absolutely devastating. Such a great talent. I'm shocked. "

"I'm lost for words..."

The American musician and DJ Diplo alias Thomas Wesley Pentz (39, "Welcome to the Party") also thanked the killed rapper on Twitter for inspiring him. He also posted a black and white photo with the deceased.

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker (42, "I Miss You") also mourned XXXTentacion on Twitter, whom he greatly appreciated as a colleague. "Words fail me ... Speechless #RIPXXXTentacion I liked working with you. You were a true artist, one of the damn greatest talents of our time," wrote Barker and posted three broken heart emojis.

The XXXTentacion, celebrated in the rap scene, has repeatedly had problems with the law himself in recent years and had to serve several prison terms. Last year he was attacked by a group of men in Los Angeles, initially blaming the Migos rappers. He later apologized for the allegations, but he took increased security precautions. XXXTentacion's breakthrough came with the song "Look At Me!". His two albums "17" and "?" landed in the US at number two and one in the charts.