XXXTentacion Wins Best New Hip Hop Artist at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
XXXTentacion received a posthumous honor at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday night (Oct. 6), winning the award for Best New Hip Hop Artist.
This year's rendition of the award show was hosted at the The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., near X's hometown. The late rapper was nominated in the Best New Hip Hop Artist category along with Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, Rich The Kid and 2018 XXL Freshman BlocBoy JB, and ended up winning out. His award was accepted by his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, who was flanked by Solomon Sounds, X's former manager, and Bob Celestin, the late rapper's lawyer.
XXXTentacion's June murder hit family and fans hard but Bernard has been trying her best to make sure his death was not in vain. Just last week, Bernard started a charity raffle where fans would win the opportunity to visit the rapper's mausoleum. Done in conjunction with Art by Bankrupt, the winner of the raffle will also receive a exclusive art piece of the rapper created by Bankrupt.
"We partnered up and came up with a way to raise some money for X's nonprofit foundation that will be used on multiple charities and families in need," Bankrupt states in the promotional video for the raffle. All proceeds will go towards the XXXTentacion Foundation.
The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will broadcast on BET on Oct. 16. Check out footage of XXX's mom accepting his award below.
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