Friends and family said goodbye XXXTentacion Thursday at a private funeral in Florida
The special service celebrated the memory of the late rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy Erykah Badu .
"LONG LIVE XXX," the singer wrote with a heart-shaped emoji as he presented a souvenir of the event, "They may try to erase your face, but in your place millions will arise." -eb
Another guest recalled a quote that Tentacion's great-grandmother had said during the funeral, "In life you can wait for storms to happen, or instead you can learn to dance in the rain," she told the crowd "Jah danced in the rain." XXXtentacion's mother also posted in the evenings.
Today's private service comes a day after thousands of fans have gone to the BB & T Center in Florida to say goodbye to the slain rapper.
Cameras and cell phones were not allowed, but many participants shared their experiences with social media. CNN also reported that Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty stopped by to pay their respects.
Today is also the official release of XXXTentacion's video for his single "SAD!" The video the rapper wrote shows him at his own funeral and battle with his resurrected corpse.
XXXTentacion was shot dead on June 1
Later, 22-year-old suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested by homicide. The investigation continues as the police seeks to locate other suspects.
"Touching the lives of millions around the world, XXXTentacion will forever be in the hearts of countless fans listening to its music, attending its concerts, and feeling its brilliance an inviolable, unquestionable, and unique spirit," said its spokesperson previously in a statement with.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to his family during this difficult time.