XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper's shooting death

Wednesday - 20/06/2018 11:30
ALAMY /Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams
ALAMY /Before his death the 20-year-old found fame online, racking up hundreds of millions of streams
The killing of US rapper XXXTentacion has set social media ablaze: vicious arguments have broken out about how to memorialise such a problematic figure, as fans pore over conspiracy theories about the perpetrator and even question if the rapper was killed at all.

Florida police have confirmed the 20-year-old, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot dead on Monday.

Despite this, fans are probing videos purporting to show him after the shooting. Posts online point out potential discrepancies in his facial tattoos and question the lack of visible blood, bullets and shattered glass in the footage. Some suggest his death was faked as part of an elaborate prank for a future video release.

A video from several months ago of XXXTentacion denying his own death (after an apparent suicide prank on his own channel) has also re-circulated widely, leading to further confusion.

Two other Florida-based rappers - Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo - have been forced to deny they were behind the murder.

It was suggested by some that photographs and videos they had shared online alluded to his killing, and had been recorded close to the scene.

One particularly scrutinised Instagram post by Soldier Kidd showed the pair posing in a car with a red mask.

A similar mask was allegedly mentioned in a 911 dispatch sourced by entertainment news website TMZ after the Tuesday shooting.

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