Cleopatra Bernard

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WATCH: XXXTentacion's Mother Accepts his AMA on his Behalf

October 10, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

Although Jahseh Onfroy, widely known as XXXTentacion, was tragically shot and killed due to gun violence, his legacy still lives on.

The Florida rapper won the award for  Favorite Album - Soul/R&B during the 2018 American Music Awards Tuesday night and his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, was there to accept the award on his behalf.


#PressPlay: #XXXTentacion’s mother accepts his award for Favorite Album-Soul/R&B at the #AMAs tonight -------- Via: @AMAs @abcnetwork

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"I would like to thank the AMAs, his fans, and to everyone who made this possible. Thank you guys so much," she said, holding back  tears. 

XXXTentacion was shot and killed in South Florida in June. 

The 20-year-old rapper  was leaving a motorcycle dealer when a gunman ran up to his car and shot him. 

Four men were eventually indicted on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in his shooting death. 

Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed.

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