XXXTentacion received a posthumous honor at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday night (Oct. 6) after winning the award for Best New Hip Hop Artist.
The ceremony was filmed at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, near the rapper’s home.
The late rapper was nominated in the the 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.
The “Look At Me” rapper was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, in June in an apparent robbery. Police have since arrested all four suspects who are now behind bars awaiting trial for murder. Sources say that the late rapper has recorded a significant amount of unreleased music for a new album, which means another project will be released after his death.
His mother has been trying her best to make sure his death was not in vain. Just last week, Cleopatra 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.
Viewers can see the awards ceremony and Mensa’s offending lines for themselves when the BET Hip-Hop Awards airs on October 16 at 8 p.m. ET.
There will be some live performances from the likes of Cardi B, T.I., Gucci Mane, Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Pump, YG, A$AP Rocky, Yo Gotti, and more. Lil Wayne was presented with the “I Am Hip-Hop” icon award.