Seven months after XXXTentacion was shot dead, the rapper’s son has been born.
Jenesis Sanchez, XXXTentacion’s girlfriend, gave birth on Saturday to baby boy Gekyume Onfroy. The birth was announced on Saturday evening by XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard.
"Gekyume’s name is derived from a word X created prior to his passing, which means “a different state” or “next” universe of thought," the family said in a statement. "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 20-year-old rising star, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was fatally shot in June in Florida in what authorities said was a robbery attempt. Four men were indicted by a grand jury on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
XXXTentacion’s sophomore album debuted at No 1 on the Billboard charts last March. In December, a posthumous album also reached No 1.
XXXTentacion's personal life was plagued by allegations of domestic violence. He was facing 15 felony charges at the time of his death, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman in 2016, domestic battery by strangulation and witness tampering.