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 the rapper created before his death. His family defined it as meaning “a different state” or “next universe of thought”.
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 No1 on the Billboard charts last March. In December, a posthumous album also reached No1.