The rapper was shot and killed while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Florida earlier this week
XXXTentacion‘s family have announced a public memorial and viewing for the rapper to be held this week.
The musician, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, Florida on Monday (June 18). One man has been arrested in relation to his murder.
The memorial and viewing were announced on the rapper’s official Instagram page. A flyer was shared on his feed with the caption: “Fans come out and say your final goodbyes. It will be your last chance to see him.”
The memorial will take place on Wednesday (June 27) from noon to 6pm at the BB&T Center, where hockey team Florida Panthers play. The flyer also warns that “no cellular devices or cameras will be allowed.” “Any person found with any device of the sort will be immediately turned around at gate or escorted out and will not be permitted on the premises,” it read.
An impromptu memorial service held by fans on Tuesday (June 19) in Los Angeles was shut down by police. Fans gathered on the city’s Melrose Avenue where people sang along to his songs, but things reportedly turned to chaos.
Some attendees reported that police dispersed the crowd by “shooting people with rubber bullets”, while others claimed pepper balls were used.
Earlier today (June 23), new details of XXXTentacion’s murder emerged after a detective’s sworn affidavit was obtained by the media. It revealed timings and movements in the shooting, and that Dedrick Williams, who is due to appear before a criminal court judge on Monday, was identified because of his sandals.
Straight from the NME
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