Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Jamaican father of slain rapper XXXTentacion speaks out

Jamaican father of slain rapper XXXTentacion speaks out

Led by an announcement from the mother of fallen rap youth XXXTentacion, TMZ has reported confirmation that a suspect in the 20-year-old rap star's murder was arrested on Wednesday (June 20).

A suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy, better known as the controversial and chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion (pronounced "ex-ex-ex-ten-tah-see-ohn"), has been arrested, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced this morning. In addition to multiple grand theft charges, his last arrest stemmed from weapons and cocaine possession.

Authorities said XXXTentacion was ambushed by two suspects.

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XXTentacion's alleged murderer, Dedrick D. Williams, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Williams, 22, is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation, a probation violation and for not having a valid driver's licence.

Judge Mollica ordered Mr Williams to be held without bond. They said robbery may have been a motive.

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TheSource.com will bring you more details to this story as it develops. Williams does not appear in the Florida Department of Corrections offender database.

"LONG LIVE X", another said. This included beating other children at school just so she would talk with him.

XXXTentacion's death, as high-profile as it was tragic, came after a brief career marked by both adoration and enmity.

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At the time of his death, the artist was on "modified house arrest" in the months leading up to his sentencing for allegedly hitting his pregnant girlfriend. In 2014, he was charged with aggravated assault wit a firearm and domestic battery. He also was photographed alongside Koly P, a well-known Broward-based rapper who has worked with Kodak Black and performed with XXXTentacion. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. In a post on Twitter, RIVA said XXX "was always polite to our crew and we enjoyed every time he visited".

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