Closure for XXXTentacion’s Family: Mother Reacts to Murder Verdict
XXXTentacion’s mom posted online reactions to the verdict over the deceased rapper’s murder. Cleopatra Bernard posted, “You finally got justice Jah,” on Instagram.
She wrote it over the photo of the late rap artist, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy. Then, she posted another IG photo of herself wearing a shirt with XXXTentacion’s face on it.
It had the caption, “I made sure were present in the room.” Bernard and her children are grateful for the guilty verdict and the prosecutors who secured it, letting them move forward in peace.
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XXXTentacion, or Jahseh Onfroy, gained online attention due to his unusual rapper name pronounced “X-X-X-tentación.”
The last word is Spanish for temptation, as he mentioned in one of his interviews. More importantly, he earned recognition for one standout song, “Look At Me!,” which appeared on the Billboard Hot 100.
Unfortunately, XXXTentacion got shot and killed outside of the RIVA Motorsports dealership in Florida on June 18, 2018.
He and his associate Leonard Kerr were exiting the parking lot when an SUV blocked them.
Then, two armed men, Trayvon Newsome and Micheal Boatwright, exited the vehicle and approached Onfroy and Kerr’s car.
Kerr said in her testimony that Newsome and Boatwright told them to leave. Yet, X remained in the car while he ran away.
As Kerr ran away, he remembered hearing “at least two loud bangs” before looking back and seeing both men returning to the SUV.
Newsome allegedly stole XXXTentacion’s jewelry and Louis Vuitton bag with $50,000 in cash. Meanwhile, Boatwright reportedly opened fire on the rapper, who died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Newsome, Boatwright, and Dedrick Williams, the SUV driver that fled the scene, will receive their sentence on April 6.
XXXTentacion’s mom Cleopatra Bernard went to court last Monday expecting the three would be found guilty of murder.
Bernard admitted that the experience had been gut-wrenching. However, she is glad to get closure.
She also told TMZ that she sends love and thanks to all of the late rapper’s supporters. Her appreciation extends to those who showed up for him digitally and personally.