XXXtentacion’s Last Instagram Story.

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The article has been updated 6/20/2018. Author’s/Editor’s note: Elephant Journal articles represent the personal opinion, view, or experience of the authors.  As an artist myself, I was inspired by XXXtentacion’s music, but at the time of writing this article I was not aware of the legal battles and charges the artist had. I do not romanticise or promote abuse or domestic violence of any form. If you wish to contribute your own opinion or story, please submit it here.

One of the most diverse, hyped, controversial, and talented rappers of the “SoundCloud rappers” era, XXXtentacion was shot today in Miami.

Known also as “X,” Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was only 20 years old but had already made it to the U.S. No.1 with his latest album “?”.

I found X’s music last year, shortly after Lil Peep’s death—another 20-year-old SoundCloud rapper who overdosed last November.

X often talked about depression, suicide (he dedicated the song “Jocelyn Flores” to his friend who completed suicide), and solitude in his lyrics. Yet, his Instagram posts and many of his vlogs were always about embracing positive energy and helping others. However, he had multiple charges of his own—he was a controversial artist who, despite of his serious legal issues, seemed to inspire many.

 

Here is his last Instagram story—he was not planning to leave yet:

 

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or know someone exhibiting warning signs, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

“Jocelyn Flores”

author: Sara Kärpänen

Image: Casper Masi / @caspermasi

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Sara Kärpänen is arts and culture specialized editor on Elephant Journal. She changes her hats as a writer, curator, and an artist depending on the day. She is also a passionate amateur yogi and a crazy cat lady. Connect with Sara on her website, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Soozi Qu Jun 22, 2018 5:32am

Lexus Aiden Lawless let me guess.....you're American. Figures.

Soozi Qu Jun 22, 2018 5:30am

What an intelligent response. Google it and see for yourself. I didn't question his talent but you can't make a saint our of a sinner. He BEAT his girlfriend. But let's all ignore that because he's famous and he died.

Aiden Antonson Jun 22, 2018 4:11am

i think we found the most ignorant person on earth here guys! great job!

Trs Mikael Jun 21, 2018 5:22pm

he was a great man

Trs Mikael Jun 21, 2018 5:22pm

Soozi Qu what the fuck are u doing

Soozi Qu Jun 19, 2018 11:39pm

Yep. He is. Bet his poor half blind gf is relieved. Sadly.

James Walpole Jun 19, 2018 11:16pm

Bitch shutup. Someone is dead.

Soozi Qu Jun 19, 2018 11:02pm

And he beat his pregnant girlfriend so badly she's blind in one eye. No loss here.