XXXTentacion Fans Shut Down Los Angeles Streets During Memorial
A June 19 memorial for XXXTentacion in Los Angeles turned ugly after the SWAT team was called in and the streets were shut down.
According to reports, the event, which was organized by Adam Grandmaison of No Jumper drew up to 1,000 people, but took a turn for the worse when people became rowdy, climbing buildings and swarming cars.
Attendees reportedly threw rocks at nearby police, KABC-TV reports, while The Los Angeles Times adds that police had to fire tear gas, pepper-spray balls and rubber bullets to break up the crowd. "We're going to try to have them safely leave and try to get the street back in order," LAPD officer Tony Im said about the memorial, which Grandmaison did not have a permit for.
The event took place outside of Grandmaison's OnSomeShit store in Los Angeles on Melrose Ave. The No Jumper founder promoted the event on Twitter, telling fans to meet up outside of his store. "If you loved X come through," he tweeted.
Footage from the event shows police standing on the streets, as well as fans jumping from the roofs of buildings into the crowd. "Moments before the tear gas LONG LIVE X," tweeted one fan along with a video of someone jumping off a building.
The Los Angeles memorial was just one of the vigils held for XXXTentacion following his death. In Florida, many of his fans made their way to Deerfield Beach, Fla., where X was shot and killed. The fans adorned the streets with candles, flowers and even sidewalk art as a way to pay their respects.
The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach on Monday (June 18), shortly after leaving RIVA Motorsports. According to police, X was approached by two armed men and at least one of the suspects opened fire on the rapper, hitting him.
Check out footage from the Los Angeles memorial below.
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