Wednesday, May 22, 2024

XXXTentacion’s Family Believes He Was Targeted for Murder; Soldier Kidd & Soldier JoJo Deny Involvement


*The family of rapper XXXTentacion insist that his death was the result of a targeted hit, and not a robbery gone wrong, as police claim, reports The Blast.

Officials believe the suspects made off with a Louis Vuitton bag, but sources close to the family say they him aren’t buying the robbery story and believe investigators should be looking into who would want him dead.

The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.

XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, sheriff’s public information officer Keyla Concepcion said. He was in a black BMW i8 and preparing to leave before 4 p.m. when two armed suspects approached him. At least one of them fired, and then both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV, Concepcion said.

Investigators don’t have a motive, and no arrests have been made, but officials believe the suspects are two black males, both wearing purple hoodies with long sleeves, according to TMZ. The shooter allegedly wore a red mask.

Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo
Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo

Meanwhile, rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo, are denying involvement in XXXTentacion’s death after social media posts showed them posing with a red mask and picking up food from a takeaway close to the murder scene.

Soldier Jojo posted a video to social media saying: “We respect everybody, straight up. We ain’t with none of that s*** man, I respect that man for who he is, and RIP to that man.”

On Instagram Live, Soldier Kidd said he was at his house “all day, popping Xanax and s*** like that”.

Watch below:

R.i.p ?❤

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Minutes after XXXTentacion’s death was announced, his family members reportedly caused a scene outside of the hospital where his body was brought.

According to emergency dispatch audio obtained by The Blast, a deputy was calling for backup because “a lot of family members on both sides” were arguing outside the main entrance to emergency room minutes after the rapper arrived via ambulance.

The deputy noted that she was the only official on scene and was worried about the situation outside the hospital escalating. After a short while, the deputy relayed the information that “half of the party went inside” while the other half stayed in the parking lot, however she warned that the growing crowd of fans and media outside the hospital was “getting a little rowdy.”

The entertainer, who sported dreadlocks and a number of facial tattoos, was a rising star and notched a No. 1 album in March with his sophomore effort “?” and had a top 10 hit with “Sad!” but was facing trial on charges that he beat up his pregnant girlfriend.

On Twitter, his peers expressed shock and sadness.

Kanye West said: “rest in peace … I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.” Producer Diplo posted a photo of the two together and said, “Thanks for inspiring me.” Travis Barker tweeted: “I’m at a loss for words… speechless #RIPXXXTentacion Loved collaborating with you. You were a true artist …”

And J. Cole said, in part: “RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.”

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