Rapper XXXTentacion reportedly shot in Florida

Rapper XXXTentacion reportedly shot in Florida

A successful U.S. rapper who attracted controversy after multiple accusations of domestic violence has been shot dead in Florida.

The musician - real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy - was shot dead in South Florida Monday afternoon, according to local law enforcement.

Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police dispatch audio obtained by TMZ shows a witness said someone in a black Dodge SUV had fired on someone in a black BMW. Witnesses said on Twitter that the rapper appeared to be "lifeless". Helicopter video showed the same vehicle at the exit of a dealership parking lot. "Our officers are on the scene and we're gathering information", Jonathan Fishman, a Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman, told Miami New Times.

In a later statement released on Twitter, the sheriff's office said: "The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead".

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"His second album, "?" was released earlier this year and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Onfroy vaulted to stardom past year, after a song he uploaded to SoundCloud - "Look at Me" - climbed to No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. According to media reports, he had spent time in jail and youth detention centers and was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.

Authorities in Florida say they're searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of rapper-singer XXXtentacion. His previous album, "17", reached No. 2 past year.

Tributes to the controversial rapper have been pouring in from fellow musicians in the wake of his death.

Onfroy was initially one of two artists Spotify removed from its promoted playlists in May in accordance with its new policy on hateful music and conduct.

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