The girlfriend of the late American rapper XXXTentacion, Jenesis Sanchez, has given birth to a boy ̵
"We are happy to confirm that baby and mother are healthy," said a joint statement by Sanchez and rapper-mother Cleopatra Bernard on Saturday.
They said they were "excited" on the arrival of Gekyume, Onfroy.
The pregnancy was revealed last June, shortly after XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida at the age of 20.
The family declaration states that the deceased musician, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, chose "specially" the name Gekyume "for his firstborn son".
Gekyume "means" Other State "or" Next "Universe of Thinking," he says, adding that the family was "honored to fulfill its desire."
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In December, a posthumous 10-track album by XXXTentacion, Skins, was released.
It was the rapper's third studio album and followed "?", Which debuted in March last year as the number one US Billboard 200 and later reached platinum status after his death.
XXXTentacion's personal life was plagued by alleged domestic violence.
He was exposed to 15 allegations of crime at the time of his death, including an aggravated battery from a pregnant woman in 2016, which became homeless due to strangulation and manipulation of witnesses.
In October 2018, a sound of the rapper appeared, apparently giving an attack to his ex-girlfriend and stabbing nine people.