XXX TENTACION FAN WHO TOOK PHOTOS OF HIM GETTING SHOT EXPLAINS AT COURT

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Now that XXXTENTACION’s murder trial is well underway, a fan has revealed why he took a photo of the deceased rapper just after he was shot and shared it online.

On day six of XXXTENTACION’s murder trial on Tuesday (February 14), a fan named Scott Barbieux was summoned to the witness stand to describe the circumstances that led to him photograph the deceased rapper after he had been shot and murdered.

According to Barbieux, he observed XXX being robbed and then murdered as he and his ex-girlfriend were window shopping at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Barbieux stated that he checked on the “Look at Me!” recording artist after the event, noticed the gunshot wounds, and concluded he was dead before snapping a picture and sharing it on Snapchat.

A fan who took a pic of #xxxtentacion after he was shot and uploaded it was called to the stand😳
RIP X🙌🕊️
Source: Hip Hop Ties pic.twitter.com/CPH2j7qAfQ

— HipHopX (@hphopX) February 19, 2023

Barbieux continued to say in his statement to prosecutor Pascale Achille that he took the picture because he was a major fan of XXXTENTACION. He didn’t have the image for very long, though, as police at the site of the incident quickly seized his phone.

“Do you recall taking a photograph with your phone of Mr. Onfroy after he was shot and seated in his vehicle?” Achille asked Barbieux.

“Yes,” Barbieux replied.

“Why did you do that?” asked Achille.

“Because I was a big fan of his and I wanted to have a photo to remember that forever,” Barbieux replied.

“Did that photograph, did you then upload it?” Achille asked.

“It was on Snapchat, yes,” confirmed Barbieux.

Prior to the incident, Barbieux said that he ran into the X as he left the motorbike store, but claimed he was turned down for a picture opportunity. Barbieux testified, “Hey X, let me get a photo, but he simply ignored me and got in his car.” He wasn’t in a good mood. He continued, describing the rapper’s dramatic exit: “You could tell by the way he came out of the door”

Later, during the cross-examination by the defense, Barbieux said that he checked on the body and discovered the rapper had died. Barbieux was then questioned by defense lawyer Mauricio Padilla if he had been paid for the photograph, to which he answered, “No.”