A day after his sudden death, XXXTentacion was the news came after he Taylor Swift day streaming record on Spottily.
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Just a day after he was shot while leaving a motorcycle shop in Florida, rapper XXXTentacion set a new record on Spotify, the beat of Taylor Swift’s single-day streaming record.
After the news of the 20-year-old’s sudden death, fans flocked to the music streaming service to pay tribute to the young artist.
According to Spotifycharts.com on Tuesday, the rapper’s song “Shame!” was streamed 10.4 million times worldwide, from streaming Swift 2017 hit, “Look What I Do,” which racked in about 10.1 million streams.
The young rapper’s hit song “SHAME!” at the top of the Spotify charts in addition to a number of his other singles.
XXXTentacion surprising streaming record comes just after the music service was excluded from the rapper of the music from the music streaming service by the company’s new hate content and hateful policy. The rapper the content was originally removed Spotify in May, because the artist, whose real name is Dwayne Onfroy, was in the process of awaiting trial for domestic trial charges after the alleged abuse of his pregnant ex-girlfriend of Geneva Ayala.
But XXXTentacion the music was returned to Spotify playlists after the company received the backlash that their new hate policy seemed to only focus on rap and R&B artists.
“Although we believe that our intentions were good,” Spotify said in a statement to the Miami New Times. “The language is too vague, we created confusion and concern, and not enough time spent on the input of our own team and the main partners for sharing new guidelines.”
Rapper XXXTentaciondied after a shot on Monday. On Thursday morning, Florida authorities said a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of the rapper XXXTentacion.
This photo provided by Broward Sheriff’s Office show Dedrick Devonshay Williams. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a press release sent Thursday, June 21, 2018, that Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested shortly before 7 pm, Wednesday in the shooting death of the rapper XXXTentacion. The 20-year-old rapper was robbed by two suspects as he left a luxury motor sports dealer on June 18.
(Broward Sheriff’s Office)
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a press release sent Thursday morning that the 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach, was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. He is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.
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