According to investigators, XXXTentacion was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Fla.at around 4 p.m. Deerfield Beach is about 40 miles north of Miami. He was transported to an area hospital and died shortly thereafter.
The "Moonlight" rapper was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead.More news: Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
Cellphone video taken at the scene shows the young rapper unconscious in the driver's seat of his BMW.
Requests for confirmation regarding Onfrony's status have not yet been returned by XXXTentacion's reps or the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
XXXTentacion had a history of run-ins with the law, first spending time in youth detention in 2014 for gun possession before being imprisoned in 2016 for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He faced charges of aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. In a lengthy Miami New Times profile worth reading, an ex-girlfriend accused XXXTentacion of smacking her in the face, holding her underwater and threatening to shove a barbecue fork into her vagina.
Others acknowledged Onfroy's failings, but honoured the rapper's impact on the hip hop community and called for anyone praising his death to reconsider what they are doing. "His second album, titled "?" and released in March, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.