Tributes & outrage pour in for rapper XXXTentacion, killed at 20

Witnesses: Rapper XXXTentacion appeared ‘lifeless’ after gunfire strikes vehicle

XXXTentacion shot dead in Miami, TMZ reports

"Without any promotion in traditional terms, his second album, entitled "?", debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart in March.

Friends and collaborators such as Ski Mask The Slump God and Diplo expressed their disbelief and heartbreak on Twitter. J. Cole had similarly kind words, calling him an "enormous talent" and saying he had a "strong desire to be a better person".

On Instagram the DJ, who is also a Florida native revealed he had invited the rapper to LA this week so they could work on music together. Do not let your depression make you, do not let your body define your soul.

The entertainer, who sported dreadlocks and a number of facial tattoos, was a rising star and notched a number one album in March with his sophomore effort ?

He has had numerous arrests in South Florida, beginning when he was a juvenile and he is now awaiting trial for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend. According to TMZ, he was charged with eight new felonies in December, which were connected to accusations of witness tampering, while he was imprisoned on domestic violence charges.

Kanye West mourned XXXTentacion on Twitter, writing: "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here".

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He made headlines last June in San Diego when he was knocked unconscious during a performance at the Observatory North Park, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported.

The rapper released two studio albums, 17 and ?

Jidenna also clarified that his intent wasn't to actually compare Malcolm to XXXTentacion, "but to point out that a young lost kid can evolve into something greater". They fled in a dark SUV.

His music was recently at the center of controversy, when Spotify removed it from all official playlists as part of a new "anti-hate" policy, then backtracked after swift criticism over the policy's implementation.

Several videos posted to social media showed his lifeless body in the driver seat of a vehicle on the side of the road.

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