Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, otherwise known as the XXXTentacion, has died at 20 years old. He was shot and killed Monday in South Florida outside a motorcycle store.
He predicted his death months ago. A video, too suggestive to replay here, was posted on Instagram. It shows Onfroy talking down into the camera while apparently driving.
He says, “Worst thing comes to worst, I [expletive] die a tragic death or some [expletive] and I’m not able to see my dreams…
“I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive. And to at least have a good life.”
According to Page Six, Police are describing the shooting as an armed robbery. A stolen purse was found in Onfroy’s possession.
“If I’m gonna die, or ever be a sacrifice," he says in the video, "I want to make sure that my life made at least 5 million kids happy — or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life,” Onfroy said. “Regardless of the negative around my name.”
Though Onfroy had a huge following and a blossoming music career, he was troubled by his dark past. He was arrested in 2016 for assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Geneva Ayala.
Ayala described in an interview with the Miami New Times the types of abuse Onfroy would do to her: “His favorite thing was to just backhand my mouth,” she said. “That always left welts inside my lips.”
At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial for domestic violence and was facing witness and harassment tampering charges. according to Page Six. Even despite this, his latest album, “?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in March.
Please pray for Onfroy’s family during this difficult time. Be sure to read about the music giant who helped launch one of the most successful musicians of all time, dead at 66.