U.S. rapper killed in suspected drive-by shooting

One major lead being scrutinized is a Facebook post by a rapper from Georgia who posted at 12:56 PM on Sunday that "xxxTentacion gone get shot tomorrow".

The shooting took place in Deerfield Beach, about an hour north of Miami.

Tributes quickly poured in on social media, including from music star Kanye West.

Onfroy was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic-abuse case, where he was facing charges of aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering.

Rapper XXXTentacion attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Stephanie Martinez, a 29-year-old mother who lives in the neighbourhood, was just coming back from the pool with her kids when she heard three shots. J. Cole had similarly kind words, calling him an "enormous talent" and saying he had a "strong desire to be a better person".

While friends and loved ones organize the candlelight vigil, fans continue to pay their respects at his memorial, where a woman was seen drawing XXXTentatcion's face with chalk.

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Superstar DJ Diplo tweeted a photo of himself with XXXTentacion with the caption "Thanks for inspiring me".

XXXTentacion's most recent album, entitled?, was a No 1 hit in the U.S. this year and included the hits Sad! and Changes.

Both XXXTentacion's personal life and career were marked with controversy.

His single "SAD!" had been listened to more than 173 million times on YouTube, and reached the top-10 of the Billboard Hot 100 list. He told the paper he used violence so she would engage with him.

Videos circulating on Twitter showed Onfroy was sitting in the front seat of his vehicle seemingly unconscious when he was found by witnesses.

Last month Spotify backpedaled on a planned anti-hate policy to remove XXXTentacion's music from its playlists, along with R. Kelly.

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