The Hip-Hop world racts to XXXTentacion’s death
The hip-hop world is paying tribute to XXXTentacion after the 20-year-old rapper was fatally shot in Florida on Monday afternoon. After learning of the news, fellow musicians took to social media to remember the controversial rapper.
Kanye West wrote: “Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
Diplo shared a picture of them together, writing: “Thanks for inspiring me,” and later addressed to haters adding “The two leaders of this entire wave of hip hop are dead now. If you really want to revil in their deaths I will block you. No time for negativity.”
Louis Theroux also paid tribute: “Notwithstanding personal demons, he was a huge talent & bringing a beautiful new feel to hip hop. So sad.”
Kreayshawn referenced his controversial past and in particolar the fact he was currently awaiting trial on allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend. “I was down to see X trialed and serve time. Honestly the jokes about his death are disheartening,” she wrote.
“I’m an avid fighter against abuse and have done my fair share of defacing of his album advertising in the past but, all in all death is not an answer to a cycle homophobia and abuse,” she concluded.
Before his death had been confirmed, Travis Barker, who had collaborated with XXX on his ? album, said he was praying for the 20-year-old. Some hours later, after learning he had died, the Blink 182 member wrote: “I’m at a loss for words… speechless Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist, one of the most f**king talented of our time.”
Tyga posted: “Really sad Rip xxx.. so sad to lose good artist,” followed by three prayer emojis.
Also messages out of hip-hop world and fan tributes to the late rapper have poured in on social media. “Rip @xxxtentacion this is absolute devastation so much talent I’m shook,” tweeted Aaron Carter, while singer Kiiara wrote, “I can’t find the words. My prayers are with you and ur loved ones. Rest in peace @xxxtentacion.”