XXXTentacion’s short life and tragic, sudden death was a hot topic at Sunday’s BET Awards.
Roughly 3,000 miles away from where the young rapper was gunned down in front of a motorcycle shop, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, celebrities tipped their hats to the controversial music star.
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During the In Memoriam segment, XXX’s image flashed on the screen, and host Jamie Foxx addressed gun violence in America.
“I want to take a moment to acknowledge this young man, this young brother who was killed earlier this week,” said an emotional Foxx. “No matter where you start, you got the opportunity to change. I think what happens need to happen… is that we can’t get too used to these types of things. I think we’re too used to young people being killed. It’s like we do not even trip anymore. We got to adjust our satellite just a bit.”
XXX’s suspected killer was arrested last week.
A memorial is set for the rapper (real name: Jahseh Onfroy) Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m. at the BB&T Center.
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— MAKE OUT HILL – XXX (@xxxtentacion) June 23, 2018