Two up-and-coming US rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported.
"XXXtentacion was a rising star and notched a No. 1 album last month with his sophomore effort "?", but was facing trial on charges that he beat up his pregnant girlfriend.
Police say Onfroy was taken to a hospital where he died.
Dispatch received a call of a shooting at 3:57 p.m., and the sheriff's office confirmed that an adult male was taken to the hospital.
"He never intentionally went out to hurt people he just had his own demons which caused bad reactions, that makes it a mistake. Our officers are on the scene and we're gathering information", Jonathan Fishman, a Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman, told Miami New Times. He released his debut album, 17, the same year, and followed it up with?
Kanye West tweeted a tribute on Monday, saying he was grateful to the young rapper "for existing". The rapper was now on house arrest at his $1.4 million Parkland home awaiting trial for multiple charges, including domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.
In response, Spotify recently removed all of XXXTentacion's music from its curated playlists, though that policy was quickly rolled back after others in the industry, including Kendrick Lamar's manager, threatened to retaliate.