This kid was a genius . true artist. He made his own rules . He has his faults but he was young and he worked so hard on his own self . He wanted to be better. he loves everyone so much . He lived for every kid out here. He had the biggest imagination. He texted me this weekend it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album. I Invited him to La this week. I was wondering if he was gonna come 💛 . He used every second of his life to create . He reppped Florida to his core.. I love this kid . He was gonna do so much more he promised me 💔
Following the wake of XXXTentacion's fatal shooting, Artists around the world have paid their respects, showing just how many lives the X has impacted.
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
I was a big fan of X’s music since 2015 when I first him. Although I do not side with the decisions he made in the past, he was an amazing & influential artist and touched many people that I know. He inspired many 2 live more positively and did a lot of good for this world RIP🖤— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) June 18, 2018
Just woke up to awful news. It doesn’t matter if you were a fan or not. It is gut wrenching to hear about the loss of an artist who was so influential, and who’s music helped so many souls. RIP X.— Alex Aiono (@alexaiono) June 18, 2018
Diplo wrote on Instagram today that the controversial artist was "a genius" who had imperfections but had a solid core. Following him were many celebrities weighing in including Jcole, Kanye, Travis Barker and many others.
Diplo also revealed that XXXTentacion had texted him over the weekend saying "it was one of his goals to get me & Skrillex to finish his next album." Hopefully we can see this collaboration come to fruition.