Fans say their goodbyes to rapper XXXTentacion
XXXTentacion’s mother is trying to make sure her son did not die in vain.
Cleopatra Bernard is teaming up with South Florida artist Bankrupt for the Memorial Art Raffle to help raise funds for the XXX Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit helping impoverished and underprivileged families.
Bankrupt, who is known for his massive wooden portraits of celebrities such as Biggie Smalls, Muhammad Ali, and Post Malone, created a custom piece of XXX that eventually caught the attention of Bernard. The Coral Springs artist has since gifted the mixed media, five-foot piece to the foundation and created another one that is set to be raffled off.
Raffle tickets are reasonable — $5 a piece, or $20 for five — until midnight Sunday. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can buy until then.
XXXTentacion (born Jahsen Dwayne Onfroy), also known as X or XXX, broke out into the mainstream in 2017, quickly becoming an Internet sensation with 16 chart-topping hits and number one album, “?” featuring his biggest single, “SAD!”
“I’m always looking for ways to use my art for a positive impact or to give back in some way,” said Bankrupt, who will announce the winner live on his Instagram page @artbybankrupt at 7 p.m. Oct. 10.
Surveillance video showing how his murder went down was played by prosecutors during a Broward County court hearing last Thursday.