While XXXTentacion passed away earlier this summer, it's clear that we'll be talking about his brief yet influential career for quite some time. The BET Hip-Hop Awards recognized the controversial rapper by awarding him Best New Artist, according to people who were at the filming of the upcoming awards ceremony in Miami this weekend.
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A video from inside The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater shows X's mother Cleopatra Bernard accepting the award on her son's behalf. She was joined by X's manager Solomon Sounds and his lawyer Bob Celestin, the latter of whom shared a video of the moment on his Instagram. The "Moonlight" rapper beat out Rich The Kid, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby and Drake co-signed Blocboy JB for the honor.
The award wasn't the only time that X's presence was felt in the room. According to DJ Scheme, Vic Mensa took a shot at the late rapper in the cyphers.
"Yo bro how u gone say 'Your favorite rapper is an abuser' and then follow it with a line saying 'some shit X some shit so I won’t live long' u can deny it but everyone who was there heard that shit," he wrote on Twitter.
Considering that X's family was in attendance (and Scheme's own closeness to X), it's easy to see how he could feel that making a punchline out of the late rapper was over the line. Mensa has not responded to the tweets.
Viewers can see the awards ceremony and Mensa's offending lines for themselves when the BET Hip-Hop Awards airs on October 16 at 8 p.m. ET.