Following the shooting of XXXTentacion, witnesses told officials in Florida that the gunman was seen wearing a red mask. According to reports, shortly after the shooting, rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo posted photos of themselves with red masks on. They also reportedly posted photos of themselves getting food at a take-out spot near the scene of the shooting. As you can imagine, this sparked all sorts of speculations. Many on social media took their posts as indication that they were the shooters and are taking credit for it.
Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo has since took to social media and issued denials to the allegations and any involvement in XXXTentacion’s shooting and subsequent death.
In an IG video Kidd stated, “I’ve been seeing a lot of comments, I been seeing a lot of thangs going on in social media, saying I had something to do with XXXTentacion’s passing’’ according to Vibe. “Man, listen, we all got love for Florida, n—a. I got love for bro. I ain’t even know who the man was.
“We out here handling business. We out here gettin’ money, bro. We don’t got no time for none of this s–t goin’ on. But listen, all my condolences go to the man’s family and what not. But I just gotta get on the ‘gram and let ya’ know what it is, you feel me? I ain’t had nothing to do with it but I’ma stay positive, keep my head up.”
In the post, Jojo added, “We respect everybody, straight up. We ain’t with none of that s–t man, I respect that man for who he is, and RIP to that man.”
Florida officials are reportedly still looking into the shooting death of XXXTentacion and have not announced any suspects nor have they confirmed the information above as it relates to the shooting.