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Earlier this summer we lost the late Florida rapper XXXTentacion. While his legacy continues to impact his fans around the world, even affecting new fans of the emcee, BET has also noticed just how important the rapper’s talent was to those who followed his career.
With new music coming from the rapper’s vault, as the posthumous single featuring the late Lil Peep was recently released, the Bet Hip Hop Awards honored XXX with the Best New Artist trophy during the Miami ceremony. Over the weekend, attendees captured the pre-recorded show through several social media posts which revealed BET recognizing the controversial rapper.
In a video posted to Instagram, X’s mother Cleopatra Bernard accepted the ward on her son’s behalf and was also joined on stage by X’s manager Solomon Sounds and his lawyer Bob Celestin. XXX beat out rappers Rich The Kid, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, and Blocky JB.
The BET Hip Hop Awards will air October 16th.