His legacy still lives on. Late rapper XXXTentacion‘s girlfriend Jenesis Sanchez gave birth to his son, just three days after what would have been the rising hip-hop star’s 21st birthday. X’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, announced the birth of her grandson via X’s Instagram on Saturday, January 26, and she also revealed the little boy’s name.
“Yume has officially arrived,” read the text post shared on X’s (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) Instagram story.
Cleopatra and Jenesis revealed more details about Yume’s birth in a statement obtained by People, and they revealed that X chose the name for his little boy before his untimely death.
“XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, and Jenesis Sanchez are thrilled to announce the arrival of baby boy Gekyume Onfroy — born January 26, 2019. We’re happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy,” the statement read. “Gekyume’s name is derived from a word X created prior to his passing, which means ‘a different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought. XXXTentacion specifically chose this name for his first-born son; his family is honored to fulfill his wish and shower baby Gekyume with love.”
The “Don’t Cry” was murdered on June 18, 2018, after he was fatally shot while motorcycle shopping in South Florida. Local law enforcement believes was a robbery, and four people have since been arrested in connection to the crime, according to the Miami Herald.
X was poised to become one of the biggest names in hip-hop after he rose to fame as a SoundCloud rapper. After his death, his management team has gone on to release a number of singles, music videos, and an album posthumously on his behalf.
Just 10 days after his death, X’s team released the music video for his hit song “SAD!” and the video started with a message from an entity named Gekyume: “Hello, my name is Gekyume. What is your name? How old are you? Why are you watching this video? Hmmm … ok. Why do you love? Now, why do you hate? What is your blood type? Birth time and place? Ok! Here is your warning and soul’s demand by perceiving this video: If you are watching you are subjected to a segmented piece of my creative aura and wishes. You are now in ‘my’ world or … a piece of my consciousness as one would say. Here is my demand: you will spread love throughout the world, praise and joy unto my name and change the overall cycle of energy we are digesting. The world is in need of change, humans must learn to love and compromise rather than destroy. Blessings be upon those who have come to this visual presentation with good energy and love rather than malice and those with negative intent, thank you. Your energy has been transmuted in the amount of time that you’ve taken to give your energy. The world will soon be more loving, you will see.”