At least 500 people get rowdy during memorial for slain rapper XXXTentacion

Angelo Anderson
June 20, 2018

Though smaller groups of mourners remained clustered along the avenue, they were huddled over memorial candles.

Brandon Lang, a 29-year-old magazine owner, said XXXTentacion may have had an angry persona in his performance, but in reality he "did good things", pointing out that he had come home to perform in an upcoming charity show. The crowd of about 1,000 people blocked traffic, as dozens within it formed a mosh pit.


Los Angeles Police officer Tony Im tells ET police were called around 7:50 p.m.to a crowd gathering at Melrose Ave. and Spaulding Ave. People also set of fireworks, startling the crowd, and one officer was struck by a rock.

At around 8pm several hundred people began to flood onto the road in what was a peaceful gathering, however as the crowd grew over several hours the situation is reported to have become increasingly more chaotic. "I don't know how they can just bring out the cops". We're just people trying to like remember their favorite artist because people really impact other people by their music. A memorial was scheduled to take place from 8 p.m.to 10 p.m.in a storefront at 7669 Melrose Ave., according to a Facebook event page. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot to death Monday in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The 20-year-old was sitting in his luxury, electric BMW when two men approached his vehicle and opened fire before fleeing in a dark SUV. In August 2017, he released his debut album titled "17" that climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Later, he faced more charges including witness tampering.

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