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Controversial rapper XXXTentacion confirmed dead ..

Controversial rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead, but video circulating on the web has some fans believing he's still very much alive.

The video being shared by fans shows the 20-year-old musician, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, laughing at previous reports that he died.

'Everybody got to chill the f**k out. No one said I'd died. Relax. I had to hurry up and f**king post so you didn't think I was dead.

Video has been circulating online of XXXTentacion that has fans believing he survived a shooting in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed outside RIVA Motorsports in Florida on Monday

'I don't want any of my fans killing themselves. Calm the f**k down, calm your nipples. Calm the f**k down. Chill the f**k out. Okay?'

He ends the video saying: 'I'm not dead.'

The re-circulation of this footage has led some hopeful XXXTentacion fans to falsely believe he survived Monday's shooting. 

'Xxxtentacion is not dead. Is this true?' One Twitter user asked.

Another said: 'The death seems to be fake.' 

It appears, based on context, that the video statement is in response to a 2017 stunt in which XXXTentacion pretended to hang himself on Instagram. The act sparked outrage online and fear that fans would copy him.

Broward County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed that the troubled recording artist died after being shot on Monday. 

'The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead,' The police department revealed in a tweet. They later confirmed XXXTentacion's identity.

Here's what you need to know.

Who is XXXTentacion?

XXXTentacion was an American rapper, born on January 23, 1998. He was 20 years old. 

He was born in Plantation, Florida to parents Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy and Cleopatra Bernard, but raised by grandmother Collette Jones. 

XXXTentacion had a difficult upbringing. He was placed into a youth program before being sent to live with his grandmother after he attempted to stab a man who went after his mother. He was six years old at the time. 

XXXTentacion was removed from middle school for being involved in a series of physical altercations and was enrolled in Sheridan House Family Ministries by his mother. 

After that, he attended Piper High School, dropping out in tenth grade. By his own account, he was involved in a number of fights and was not part of the more popular crowd at the school. 

In 2013, XXXTentacion's career began with the release of his song Vice City. His first EP followed in November 2014. He later released a joint venture with Ski Mask the Slump God called Members Only Vol. 1, followed by Members Only Vol. 2 in 2015. 

The rapper's second EP, Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer, came out in 2016. The project was heavily influenced by a heavy metal sound. 

He landed his first Billboard Hot 100 song in 2017 after the re-release of his single Look At Me. The song helped propel him into the mainstream.

In April of that same year, XXXTentacion announced his first nationwide tour, called The Revenge Tour.

Several highly publicized incidents occurred early on in the tour, including the rapper being knocked unconscious, an audience member being stabbed, XXXTentacion being tossed into a barricade by a security guard and the rapper punching a fan.

He cancelled the remainder of the dates in June 2017 after his cousin was shot. 

Shortly after, he was chosen to be part of XXL's 2017 Freshman Class, XXXTentacion made his major labor debut with his mixtape, Revenge. All eight songs on the project were previously released independently. 

His debut album, 17, came out in August 2017. It landed at number two on the Billboard 200 and sold 86,000 album-equivalent units in the first week.

XXXTentacion released his first song of 2018 in February. The track was called Shining Like the North Star. Later that month he put a song called Hope on SoundCloud and dedicated it to the victims of the Parkland shooting. 

In March 2018 he announced the forthcoming release of his album, titled '?'. The lead single was called Sad!

The album, which featured collaborations with Joey Bada$$, Travis Barker and more, came out on March 16, 2018. It landed at number one on the Billboard 200.

How did XXXTentacion get famous? 

XXXTentacion was considered a talented artist by many. He was respected by prominent figures in the hip-hop community, including Kanye West, Juicy J, Joey Bada$$ and more. Despite his success as a musician, controversy seems to be what skyrocketted XXXTentacion to fame.

The rapper had several run-ins with the law that ranged from robbery to a violent domestic assault. XXXTentacion was awaiting trial for the latter when he died. 

He's accused of threatening, hitting, kicking, strangling, and even kidnapping his pregnant ex-girlfriend. 

The victim recounted the abuse she claimed to have suffered in a testimony obtained by Pitchfork.

XXXTentacion was arrested in October 2016 and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. He pleaded not guilty, but was detained for violating a previous house arrest agreement anyway. 

He was finally released in March 2017 after pleading no contest to armed home-invasion robbery and battery. 

In June of that year he was recorded punching a fan during a show in Salt Lake City, Utah.

XXXTentacion returned to jail in December 2017 for witness tampering and harassment. TMZ reported that he coerced his ex-girlfriend into signing documents in which she claimed she wanted to drop charges against him. 

He was said to be facing 'decades in prison'. The rapper was eventually released and placed on house arrest, which ended in March 2018. 

Weeks before his death, the rapper stirred the pot one final time in an interview with the Miami New Times in which he was asked about feminism and the #MeToo movement. 

He diminished the concept of feminism saying: 'Women may see or feel that they're belittled, but you're only belittled if you want to be belittled.'

Speaking on #MeToo, he said that many allegations 'can go off hearsay' adding that 'women are almost more powerful than men' because of it. 

XXXtentacion shot

XXXTentacion was shot on Monday outside a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Video footage from the incident appears to show the rapper slumped over the wheel of his car after shots rang out.

The shooting occurred at about 3:57pm ET. Police released a statement describing a developing incident regarding a shooting located at 3671 N. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach. 

'An adult male victim was transported to an area hospital,' they said.

Police later tweeted: 'The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.' 

Another tweet from the department read: 'BSO homicide detectives said the 20-year-old victim was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach shortly before 4pm when he was approached by two armed suspects.

'At least one of the suspects fired a gun striking Onfroy. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV. Investigators say it appears to be a possible robbery.'

A Louis Vuitton bag was reportedly stolen from XXXTentacion's vehicle. 

Where was XXXtentacion shot?

XXXTentacion was shot while leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. 

XXXtentacion still alive?

XXXTentacion was pronounced dead shortly after he was taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries resulting from the shooting. 

Who killed XXXTentacion? 

It's unclear, at this time, who killed XXXTentacion. Rumors are circulating online, but police have yet to confirm that they've found his killer or killers.

Rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo have denied any part in the shooting. 

'I've been seeing a lot of comments, I've been seeing a lot things [SIC] going on social media saying that I had something to do with XXXtentacion's passing,' Soldier Kidd said on Instagram. 

'My condolences go to the man's family and whatnot. [But] I had nothing to do with it, but I'm going to keep my head up and stay positive like I always do.'

For his part, Soldier Jojo said: 'We respect everybody, straight up. We ain't with none of that s**t man. I respect that man for what he is and RIP to that man.' 

It's also been reported that controversial rapper 6ix9ine may have had a part in XXXtentacion's shooting. Those rumors remain unfounded.

The musician's were on good terms when XXXtentacion was alive. In fact, on June 16, 2018, 6ix9ine shared a direct message conversation in which he warned XXXtentacion: 'Be safe okay? Never let your guard down.'

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