Tuesday (June 18) marked a year since XXXTentacion – real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy – was murdered in Miami. The 20-year-old rapper was shot multiple times as he left a motorcycle dealership.
Pump took to his Instagram Stories to eulogise his friend and former collaborator (they had worked together on the song ‘Arms Around You’). “Deadass though, X is the Tupac of our generation, no cap,” he declared to the camera.
Lil Pump says xxxtentacion is the Tupac of our generation pic.twitter.com/YSEXJ1qvtp
— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) June 19, 2019
Pump also posted a video of himself shedding tears while listening to XXXTentacion’s music.
Pump wasn’t the only person mourning the Florida rapper on the anniversary of his death. Billie Eilish posted a message on Instagram: “Miss you. Hope you’re okay up there. Long live you.” She had caught flak in the past for paying tribute to XXXTentacion, who had a history of domestic abuse charges, and in March defended herself in an interview with the New York Times: “I want to be able to mourn, I don’t want to be shamed for it. I don’t think I deserve getting hate for loving someone that passed.”
On Tuesday, the rapper’s manager shared a teaser trailer for an upcoming documentary about the rapper. His estate also announced that a brand-new XXXTentacion album is on the way. This will be the second XXXTentacion record to be posthumously released, following the album ‘Skins’, which arrived last December.