XXXTentacion’s girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez has given birth to the late rappers son, Gekyume, just 7 months following his death. “We’re happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy,” read a joint statement from Sanchez and the rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard.
Sanchez’ pregnancy was revealed last June, shortly after XXXTentacion was killed in Florida from being shot. The family said in the statement that they were “thrilled” to welcome baby Gekyume, going on to say that the rapper, 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, and the family was “honoured to fulfil his wish”.
The 20-year-old 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.
In December, a 10-track album by XXXTentacion, Skins was released. It was the late rapper’s third studio album and followed “?”, which debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 last March, going on to reach platinum status following his death.