On Monday afternoon, XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving a motorcycle dealership when two gunmen approached his auto.
TMZ reported that as the rising hip-hop star was leaving a motorcycle dealer, someone started firing shots at his vehicle.
Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators also told him the 20-year-old rapper, who pronounced his stage name "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN", had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash for the purchase.
XXXTentacion was considered a controversial figure in the rap community.
The rapper, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, recorded the live Snapchat video just hours before he died, and appeared to be predicting his own death.
The Sheriff's Office confirmed that the male was rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office says deputies are searching for two suspects who fled in a dark SUV.
In July 2016, he was arrested and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and at the time of his death, was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.
Onfroy's second album was released on March 16, 2018, It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with its singles "Sad!" and "Changes" peaking at numbers 7 and 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively. TMZ reported that a judge recently granted his request to be let off house arrest so he could tour.
XXXTentacion was initially one of two artists Spotify removed from its promoted playlists in May in accordance with its new policy on hateful music and conduct.
"His last album, "?", debuted at No. 1 in March.
"This got me f--ed up". J. Cole had similarly kind words, calling him an "enormous talent" and saying he had a "strong desire to be a better person". "God bless his family, friends and fans", he posted.
"I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life", he said.