Posthumous visual features X attending his own funeral
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy—the 20-year-old rapper known as XXXTentacion—was shot and killed on Monday, June 18 in South Florida. Today, the music video for his single “SAD!” has been shared. It was written by X and directed by JMP. In it, X attends the funeral of his old self, with whom he gets into a brutal fist fight. A message toward the end reads: “You have done well battling yourself.” Find the “SAD!” music video below.
Yesterday (June 27), Onfroy’s family organized a public open-casket memorial at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Thousands of fans showed up for the service. Last week, an XXXTentacion memorial was held in Los Angeles and was eventually dispersed by police officers in riot gear using tear gas and rubber bullets.
On Wednesday, June 20, Florida police arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams for first-degree murder. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office also recently named 22-year-old Robert Allen a person of interest. Onfroy was leaving a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida when he was approached by two armed suspects and shot dead. Fans created a memorial at the scene of his death.
At the time of his death, Jahseh Onfroy was facing numerous legal charges, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. In addition, he faced 15 charges harassing and tampering with a witness or victim. Onfroy had pled not guilty and frequently denied the allegations in interviews and on social media.
Read “What the Rise of XXXTentacion Says About Being a Fan Today” on the Pitch.