Just as the name XXXTentacion can’t easily be forgotten in the American music industry, his legacy will continue to live on especially through his son, Gekyume Onfroy. Famed as a controversial figure in the music industry, the hip hop star made giant strides with his outstanding music style and popularity when he was alive. He released a few charting topping songs and did several collaborations with notable artists like Kanye West, Trippie Redd, Lil Pump, and Lil Wayne, to mention a few.
Following his sudden demise on the 18th day of June 2018, a lot of attention was shifted to his family as well as his girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez who was pregnant with his child at the time. His son Gekyume was later welcomed in January 2019. Here, we have gathered everything you need to know about XXXTentacion’s son.
Gekyume Onfroy – Bio
XXXTentacion’s son first came into this world on the 26th day of January 2019 and his birth took place in Florida, United States. Gekyume Onfroy is the first son and only child of the late hip-hop artist and rapper, Jahseh Dwayne Richardo Onfroy otherwise known as XXXTentacion and his girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez. Born under the astrological sign of Aquarius, Gekyume holds an American nationality.
Gekyume Onfroy’s Family
The celebrity kid was born into an American family. His mother Jenesis is a Rhode Island native. She was born on 21st March 1998 in Providence, Rhode Island but later moved to Tampa Bay, Florida where she met the rapper, XXXTentacion. Gekyume’s father was a prolific rapper, songwriter, and musician; born on 23rd January 1998, he was a native of Plantation, Florida.
The couple started their relationship a few years ago but their relationship was truncated in June 2018 following the demise of XXXTentacion. He was killed in a robbery incident in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Prior to his death, Onfroy was regarded as one of the most controversial and yet influential hip hop artists in the American music industry. He released three chart-topping albums which dominated the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot 200 charts for a long while. He also received several awards including the Best New Hip Hop Artist, among many others.
Amazing Facts About XXXTentacion’s Son
1. Gekyume’s Birth Occurred Three Days After His Father’s Birthday
Gekyume Onfroy was connected to his dad in many ways including their birth month. The celebrity kid was born on January 26, 2019, exactly three days after his father, XXXTentacion’s birthday. If he were to be alive, XXXTentacion would have been 21 years old just a few days before his son’s arrival. Unfortunately, he was not alive to witness the birth of his bundle of joy.
2. It was His Father’s Wish That His Son be Called Gekyume Onfroy
Prior to his death, XXXTentacion reportedly picked a name for his child. According to Yume’s mother, the singer chose the name Gekyume, meaning a different universe if it were a boy, and Xiorra if it were to be a girl. Jenesis Sanchez, Gekyume’s mother made this revelation in August 2018, when it was already confirmed that it was a boy. As a result of its ambiguous nature, Gekyume’s first name was shortened to Yume.
3. Gekyume Onfroy was Omitted From His Father’s Will
After the sudden demise of the hip-hop legend, XXXTentacion it was discovered that he had named both his mother Cleopatra Bernard and his brother Aiden as the sole beneficiaries of his estate. However, it happened that the will was written prior to Jenesis pregnancy, hence the reason for his omission.
4. To Prove He’s XXXTentacion’s Son, His Mother Requested for a DNA Test
After the death of XXXTentacion, it was his mother Cleopatra that revealed that the rapper is having a son with his girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez. Although neither Jenesis nor Cleopatra have questioned whether Gekyume Onfroy is XXXTentacion’s son or not; Jenesis reportedly requested for a DNA test in order to prove that X was her son’s father since they weren’t married.
5. His Mother Said She Won’t Hide Anything About His Father
During a recent interview, Gekyume Onfroy’s mom, Jenesis Sanchez revealed that she is going to tell him everything about his father. Most especially the beautiful memories she shared with him and how he would have loved him if he was alive. According to her, this might affect Gekyume when he becomes older but she will surely tell him about it. Meanwhile, Sanchez and Onfroy were inseparable when they were together. As a symbol of her love for the rapper, she tattooed his name on her neck.