XXXTentacion Fans Jump Off Roofs & Cause Riot During LA Memorial
20 June 2018, 12:43 | Updated: 20 June 2018, 15:50
Hundreds of XXXTentacion fans travelled to LA to celebrate the life of the rapper after his tragic death on Monday night.
The large group of fans reportedly closed down Melrose Avenue, with some even risking their lives by jumping off roofs in tribute to the late rapper.
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According to TMZ, fans climbed on top of vehicles and climbed buildings as chanting began to grow louder.
MELROSE MOB: An impromptu memorial for slain rapper @xxxtentacion turns chaotic as crowds of fans stream down Melrose Avenue. LAPD officers fire pepper balls at the crowd after several people are seen kicking and jumping on cars, including an Eyewitness News van. @abc7amy is live in the middle of the wild scene. Tonight at 11 from ABC7.
A number of news and police helicopters flew above as riot officers attempted to disperse the crowds with rubber bullets and pepper spray.
Meanwhile, XXXTentacion’s team have also released an official statement following the rapper’s death.
In a statement, the late rapper’s manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR confirmed XXXTentacion “tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida.”
“XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit.
"News about memorial services to be issued forthcoming.
“In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”