XXXTentacion's Controversial and Violent Past Divides Fans Even as Alleged Killer is Arrested
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"Celebrities 'paying their respects' to XXXTentacion is literally promoting his problematic and abusive behavior and telling young people that it's okay to abuse people if you're depressed," tweets one user.

As the alleged killer of XXXTentacion was being arrested, the rapper's personal history of brutal violence has many music fans feeling conflicted about his legacy.

On June 20, 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested in Florida for the shooting death of the rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy. Authorities are reportedly on the hunt for two more suspects, according to TMZ.

On June 18, Onfroy was rushed to the hospital after a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him while he was motorcycle shopping, according to TMZ, who first broke the news. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 20-years old.

While many of his fans lauded his musical prowess and creativity in the immediate wake of his sudden death, it is his history of abusive violence that has just as many people decrying the accolades now being heaped upon him posthumously.

It's a common affect when someone passes away to gloss over the darker chapters in their lives and focus on their more positive qualities. But for some, XXXTentacion's violent past just wasn't something they could let go of so easily. And it's not just that he allegedly committed several brutal attacks, including on a gay cellmate in juvenile detention and on his pregnant girlfriend, it's that he seemed to have little to no remorse for his behavior.

Instead, XXXTentacion put his history of violence into his chart-topping music. According to court documents, Onfroy punched, kicked and strangled his girlfriend and even kidnapped her at one point. At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial on more than a dozen felony charges, including charges for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.

Several notable musicians mourned his death, including Kanye West, Diplo, Travis Barker, J. Cole and Aaron Carter, which only riled up those who could not so easily dismiss his violent and abusive behavior. As one of his alleged killers has been arrested, that debate has only continued to intensify across social media.

Below are some of the most impassioned responses from both sides of the aisle.

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