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XXXTentacion Memorial Turns Rowdy as Hundreds Remember Slain Rapper

XXXTentacion Memorial Turns Rowdy as Hundreds Remember Slain Rapper

In this handout provided by the Miami Dade County Corrections, Rapper XXXTentacion, also known as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy poses for his mugshot after being charged with seven new felonies stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case on December 15, 2017, in Miami, Florida. (Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:41 AM

An XXXTentacion memorial turned rowdy when hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night blocked traffic and climbing up rooftops as they swarmed the streets in the Fairfax district, Variety reported.

Police intervened as things became increasingly aggressive at the impromptu gathering that had been held to honor the rapper who was shot and killed Monday in South Florida.

Police were at the scene at around 7:20 p.m. but less than two hours later backup was called to assist with the crowd, with reports that there were between 500 and 1,000 people in the area at the time, Variety noted.

Fans in the crowd posted videos to social media of the mounting tension as it unfolded.

At one point, a large group of people started a mosh pit while others climbed up onto rooftops and jumped off them.

TMZ reported that police were firing rubber bullets into the crowd after rocks were thrown at them, but by 10:18 p.m. they had gained control of the situation, with most of the crowd having dissipated.

Before his death, XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was facing allegations of domestic violence against Geneva Ayala, People magazine noted.

His lawyer, J. David Bogenschutz, said the rapper was "in the process of reaching a resolution" on the alleged abuse allegations "that would have permitted him to go on with his life and career," when he was killed.

Abuse victim Ayala spoke about XXXTentacion's death Tuesday.

"It’s disgusting that people are speaking for me," she said on Twitter. "I don’t care if no one cared about me however many months ago, I didn’t lose my life. He did. It’s permanent. I’m still here. Like how do you think that makes me feel? Everyone expecting me to be relieved or happy?! No, i’m broken."

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An XXXTentacion memorial turned rowdy when hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Tuesday night blocked traffic and climbing up rooftops as they swarmed the streets in the Fairfax district.
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