XXXTentacion Predicts Death In Eerie Video
The 20-year-old rapper was shot dead in an apparent drive-by shooting.
Controversial rapper XXXTentacion looks to have predicted own fate in an eerie video uploaded to Instagram Live where he discussed his own mortality and wanting to leave a positive impact on the world.
“If worse thing comes to worst, and I fucking die or some shit and I’m not able to see out 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,” he said in the undated footage.
“If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me,” he added.
“I don’t give a fuck because I know my goal in the end and I know what I want for everyone and I know what my message is. I just wanted to say, I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all,” the rapper continued.
"Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength.”
It's not the only time the late rapper has spoken on the topic of his own death. “When I die play fredo at my funeral,” he wrote in 2014, referencing his friend, rapper Fredo Santana. However, just four years later, in January of this year, Santana passed away from a fatal seizure at just 27.
While tragically cut short, the hip hop artist’s life was marred with controversy -- at the time of his death he was awaiting trial on more than a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend -- and his untimely death has divided the music community.
As artists such as Kanye West, Juicy J, Joey Bada$$ and Diplo paid tribute to the musician over social media, others took issue in the fact that the rapper was being put on a pedestal, despite his alleged history of domestic abuse and homophobic attacks.
"The unique thing about XXXTentacion is that we found out he was an abuser very early into his career. It's not as if people bonded with his work for years and were then blindsided by the news. Y'all knowingly put time into supporting someone you knew was an abuser from the jump,” one Twitter user pointed out.
Another another added, “XXXTentacion was a violent criminal who met the end typical of violent criminals, stop idolising him and start acting like functional adults please.”
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office revealed that they were searching for “two armed suspects” who they believe are responsible for the shooting.
“At least one of the suspects fired a gun striking Onfroy,” they said. “Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV.”
More to come.
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