Controversial Rapper Shot Outside of RIVA Motorsports Dealership


The proverb, “live by the sword, die by the sword,” comes to mind here. Gangster rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy who went by “XXXTentacion” was shot dead outside RIVA Motorsports’ headquarters in Deerfield Beach, FL, just before 4pm, Monday. Onfroy was leaving the dealership when an unidentified assailant up and fired into the car. Gossip website TMZ also reported that a Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from the vehicle.

The 20-year-old was transported to a local area hospital, before the Broward County Sherriff’s Office announced that Onfroy had been pronounced dead. The self-described “genius” rapper had an extensive history of misgivings, violence, legal battles and vile behavior. According to Page Six, “at the time of his death he was awaiting trial for domestic violence against a pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was also facing witness harassment and tampering charges.” Moreover, Onfroy had made political waves after depicting the hanging of a white boy in one of his music videos.

Additional charges included strangulation, false imprisonment, and a detailed list of abuses by his ex-girlfriend, Geneva Ayala, including “slapping her and breaking her phone because she complimented a male friend, threatening to penetrate her with a barbecue pitchfork, stomping on her, threatening to cut out her tongue, hitting her with plastic hangers, holding her under running water in the bathtub,” and punching her until her left eye requiring orbital surgery. (Ayala has also been subjected to harassment from Onfroy’s fans.) Onfroy also admitted to beating a gay man for staring at him.

Gratefully, no employee or associate at RIVA Motorsports or RIVA Racing was injured or property destroyed. Mourners have left flowers, candles and notes outside of the dealership, as Onfroy was a local of Broward County. The investigation as to the shooter remains open.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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