XXXTentacion’s untimely death sent shock waves throughout the hip-hop world, with many artists and fans mourning the tragic loss while also reflecting on the rapper’s complicated legacy—a legacy that will pass on to a child.
Just days after XXX’s fatal shooting, the rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, revealed her son was expecting his first child at the time of his death. She posted a sonogram image on her Instagram account with the caption: “He left us a final gift.”
The identity of the mother has not been revealed; however, many fans suspect XXX’s former girlfriend Geneva Ayala is carrying his child.
A representative for the late rapper confirmed to Complex that XXX was expecting a child.
XXX was shot Monday outside a motorsport dealership in South Florida. The 20-year-old rapper was immediately transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday night, authorities made an arrest in connection to XXX’s murder. 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams was taken into custody and held without bond on a first-degree murder charge. Florida officers have issued additional arrest warrants for two other suspects.