XXXTentacion's son Gekyume arrives seven months after rapper's death
January 28, 2019 5:49 am
The girlfriend of the late US rapper XXXTentacion, Jenesis Sanchez, has given birth to a boy – seven months after the artist’s death.
“We’re happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy,” a joint statement from Sanchez and the rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, said on Saturday.
They said they were “thrilled” at the arrival of Gekyume Onfroy.
The pregnancy was revealed last June, shortly after XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida at the age of 20.
The family statement says the late musician, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, “specifically chose” the name Gekyume “for his first born son”.
Gekyume “means ‘different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought,” it says, adding that the family were “honoured to fulfil his wish”.