Shortly after a shooting in Southern Florida that claimed the life of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, the internet believes it has found the suspects. Social media has been filled with rumors that rappers Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo were behind XXX’s death, but both have denied any involvement.
The latest chatter involves tweets that social media users say were sent out by Soldier Kidd on a now-deleted account. But there is no evidence the account belonged to Soldier Kidd, as he has a Twitter account under the handle @soldier_kidd, and that account is still active. And @SniperGangRed, the user who posted the tweet claiming to have killed XXXTentacion, posted a series of tweets denying he was Soldier Kidd and saying he wasn’t being serious.
You can see a screenshot of the tweets below.
@SniperGangRed also posted a picture of a Louis Vuitton bag not long after police said that one was stolen from XXX’s vehicle before he was shot. You can see a screenshot below.
Looking back at @SniperGangRed’s Twitter account using “Way Back Machine,” you can see that he tweeted that he was just messing with people.
“I gotta delete some of these tweets,” he wrote, adding a couple of “cry-laugh” emojis. “Y’all dumb *ss sh*t that ain’t X bag stfu,” he added.
Before deleting the account, the @SniperGangRed tweeted that he wasn’t Soldier Kidd, and posted photos that don’t look like Soldier Kidd. You can see the cached version of those tweets here. But that hasn’t stopped some from accusing Solder Kidd of sending the tweets, saying that the @SniperGangRed account is a dummy account for Soldier Kidd, using fake photos of someone who doesn’t look like him. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Not long after XXXTentacion was pronounced dead, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a description of the suspects.
“At least one of the suspects fired a gun striking [XXXTentacion]. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV. Investigators say it appears to be a possible robbery,” reads the description, in part. According to TMZ, police say that the suspects were “black males wearing hoodies” and that the “shooter was wearing a red mask.”
Soldier Kidd and Soldier Jojo posted a bunch of photos and videos on social media on Monday, many of which include a red mask. Additionally, a “Boomerang” photo, posted on Soldier Kidd’s Instagram live, showed that he had picked up food from Hook Fish And Chicken, a popular eatery in Deerfield Beach, not too far from where XXX was shot. If you pause the moving photo, you can see a gun next to the takeout container. Check out the screenshot below.
Soldier Kidd posted a video on his Instagram account in which he says that he had nothing to do with XXXTentacion’s death and that he didn’t even know the rapper. You can watch that video below. Please be advised that the video may contain strong or offensive language.
Several people have posted comments on the above video, accusing Soldier Kidd of shooting XXXTentacion.
“If [you] go to his story, you can see vid of him eating and there was a gun on the left, and the place he was eating from is near the place where XXX got shot. And how could he say that he didn’t know who XXX was when he had beef with him on Twitter a long time ago?” asked one Instagram user.
“The only money [you] said [you’re] gettin’ money is because [you] robbed X after [you] shot him,” added another.
“You look hella scared, seems like you got something to hide,” wrote a third.