Old Video Of XXXTentacion Confuses Fans Amid Claims He Faked His Own Death

20 June 2018, 10:40

The rapper was fatally shot on Monday.

Fans of XXXTentacion were left confused yesterday after a video began circulating of the rapper claiming to still be alive.

XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot multiple times and killed during an apparent robbery outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday (18th June.)

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In the old footage, which was filmed prior to the tragic incident, Onfroy says he is "still alive" and that his apparent "death" was actually part of a music video.

People believed that the video was recent after it resurfaced online, causing many fans to believe that the rapper had faked his own death.

Watch the video above.

XXXTentacion performs during the second day of the Rolling Loud Festival in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo by Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA)
XXXTentacion performs during the second day of the Rolling Loud Festival in downtown Miami on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo by Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS/Sipa USA). Picture: PA

The original video was allegedly a response to a 2017 incident which saw XXXTentacion pretend to hang himself on Instagram, which sparked controversy online following concern about his influence on young fans.

On Monday, Broward County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed that Onfrey had passed away after being fatally shot. He was 20 years old.

"The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead," they wrote, before confirming his identity.

Following Onfrey's death, many Hip-Hop stars took to social media to acknowledge his loss and his legacy, including fellow rising rappers Tekashi 6ix9ine and Lil Tay.

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