Before his death, XXXTentacion was a famous and controversial young rapper, songwriter, and hip-hop singer. He enjoyed short moments of fame before he was murdered in June 2018 while on shopping. XXXTentacion, who once said he draws his inspiration from the late rapper Tupac seems to have taken the route of his mentor. His songs were also played immensely, and they topped the music charts and Billboard after the star’s demise.
Despite his early death, he left a considerable mark in the American music industry with many praising for his unique style in his tracks. He was a member of the rappers’ crew “Members Only.” Other notable members include Ski Mask, the Slump God, Craig Xen, and Wifis funeral.
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida. His parents are Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy Snr and Cleopatra Bernard. He has three siblings; Arianna Drew Onfroy (elder sister), Aiden Onfroy (younger brother), and a half-sibling from his father. Most of his childhood, he was with his mother and grandmother as his father was a notorious jailbird.
He attended Margate Middle School and Piper High school. He schooled until the 10th grade, where he was expelled for his involvement in a brawl. Dwayne was said to be of mixed ancestry of Indian, Egyptian, Jamaican, German, and Italian. Dwayne was an American citizen.
XXXTentacion Net Worth
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion was worth $5 million. He owned the record label “Bad Vibes Forever.” He also signed deals with companies such as Capitol and Caroline, who gave $6 million to the star to produce his songs and for other artists.
XXXTentacion first rose to prominence in 2013 when he released his first single “News/Flock” after he was released from juvenile prison. In 2014, he dropped a single “Vice City” and later an EP titled “The Fall” in 2014. He also released a track “Members Only Vol. 1” in 2014, which he followed with a Vol 2 in 2015.
XXXTentacion reached his career peak after he released the song “Look at Me” in 2017. With his style of hip-hop laced with instruments and heavy guitar, his single catapulted him to the U.S Billboard’s number 2, of which he got a platinum certification for the song.
At the time was working as a customer service agent for a firm. He kept dropping his Eps to the sound cloud until he decided to quit his job to concentrate on his music career fully. In 2016, a few years after he was released from juvenile prison, he was rearrested for battery, robbery and weapon assault, amongst other charges. His arrest made it hard for him to release his album “Bad Vibes Forever” as he was jailed until April 2017. But after his debut song “Look at Me” broke the ranking charts, many record labels started to look up to sign the star. XXXTentacion joined Empire Records.
Later in June 2017, he launched his national tour for the song “revenge” that ended with huge counts of violence, including the shooting of his cousin. He released his first album in August 2017 that has songs like “Revenge,” “Fuck love,” and “Save Me,” which was a huge success. In the first week of their release, he sold over 86,000 of the songs with his album rising to No. 2 on Billboard’s top 200.
During his career, XXXTentacion had controversies with many artists, such as his close friend Ski Mask the Slum God. He also feuded with Drake after accusing him of using his rap flows in his KMT song.
XXXTentacion Personal life – Relationships
In 29017, XXXTentacion was rumored to be in a relationship with Indya Marie, an American model. However, their relationship only lasted for a month. After his breakup, XXXTentacion is said to have been single until his death in 2018.
Previously he was dating Geneva Ayala. During their relationship, Geneva reported that the late rapper was physically abusive during their relationship.
She said that he inflicted injuries on her jaws and eye sockets after their physical confrontation. However, despite the accusations, she refused to testify against the rapper in court, especially after she received numerous threats against her by his fans and family members.
At the time of their confrontation, Geneva is alleged to have been pregnant with the rapper’s child, but that did not deter him from physically inflicting pain to her.
XXXTentacion Assassination and Death
18TH June is the day that XXXTentacion breathed his last on the planet. On the day, he went to Riva Motorsports Motorcycle in Deerfield, Florida, to handle some business. While at the shop, he was accosted by two armed assailants who had just alighted from a Black Dodge Journey SUV. A struggle ensued at about 3:33 pm, and it ended with the assaults shooting him multiple times. The assailants then took off with a Louis Vuitton bag that contained $50,000.
He was taken to Broward Health North Hospital, where paramedics attended him. However, the sheriff of the Broward County Sheriff’s department announced his death at 5:30 pm.
Four suspects were indicted with his murder; Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright, and Trayvon Newsome. The four were charged with first-degree murder, but the charges were dropped as the investigations concluded that the killing was not intentional. The ruling saved the four from the death penalty.
The late hip-hop star was buried in a tomb at Memorial Park, Florida, after a funeral service at BB&T Center, Florida, in June 2018. During his burial, many of his fans and colleagues trooped out to give the short-lived star a sendoff. Notable rappers in attendance include Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, and others.
After the sendoff, a ruling indicated that the beneficiaries of his property are his mother and brother Aiden. His ex-girlfriend and unborn child will not benefit from his properties.
XXXTentacion was a famous American rapper with a blend of hip-hop, heavy metal, and R&B musical style. Despite his death, his influence and contribution to the hip-hop industry and the overall music industry will always remain.