XXXTentacion's son, Gekyume Onfroy, is born seven months after rapper's death
Murdered rapper XXXtentacion is now a father and reportedly chose his son's special name.
Months after XXXTentasion's murder, his girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez has given birth to his son.
News outlets have confirmed that the late rapper who was killed by gunmen outside a motorcycle dealership in June is now a father to Gekyume Onfroy.
Though XXXtentacion, (born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) will no longer be able to exercise his role as a father to his newborn, the rapper reportedly handpicked his name. In a press statement from his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, and his girlfriend, it was revealed the name Gekyume “is derived from a word X created prior to his passing.” The word means “’a different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought.”
“XXXtentacion specifically chose this name for his first-born son, his family is honored to fulfill his wish and shower baby Gekyume with love,” the statement adds.
Seven months ago, the 20-year-old was on his way out of a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach when he was shot and killed while inside his vehicle. A Louis Vuitton bag was also reportedly taken from him by the masked gunmen.
In July, four men were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection to the music genius’ death.
"Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing." Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed during an apparent robbery in Broward County, Florida, police said. https://t.co/6tgQrn8eiM pic.twitter.com/0xmquD82U5— CNN (@CNN) June 19, 2018
Days after her son’s passing, Bernard revealed he was expecting a child with Sanchez. She shared a photo of a sonogram and captioned it,
“He left us a final gift.”
"He left us a final gift."—XXXTentacion's mother accompanying a photo of a sonogram https://t.co/AztzimCSXb— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 22, 2018
Upon the birth of her grandchild, she took to her Instagram story and announced that “Yume has officially arrived.”
A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN THE MIDST OF NOTORIETY
XXXtentacion was a talented musician who in the short span of his career managed to become the most popular artist in SoundCloud Rap. He began his career in 2016 and achieved instant online success for his song, “Look at Me!” By 2017, he scored a distribution agreement worth $6 million and later produced an album that made it to the number one spot in the US.
XXXTentacion's posthumous 'Skins' debuted atop the Billboard 200, giving the late rapper the second Number One album of his brief career https://t.co/S04ubmgnjd— Rolling Stone India (@RollingStoneIN) December 18, 2018
Simultaneous with his success were the legal cases he was embroiled in. At the time of his death, he was facing 15 felony charges. One of them involved the battery of his pregnant girlfriend.