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XXXTentacion's son born months after rapper's death

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The girlfriend of the late US rapper XXXTentacion, Jenesis Sanchez, has given birth to a boy - seven months after the artist's death.

"We're happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy," a joint statement from Sanchez and the rapper's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, said on Saturday.

They said they were "thrilled" at the arrival of Gekyume Onfroy.

The statement says the late musician, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, "specifically chose" the name Gekyume "for his first born son".

The pregnancy was revealed last June, days after XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida at the age of 20.

XXXTentacion's personal life was plagued by allegations of domestic violence. At the time of his death, he was facing 15 felony charges including domestic battery by strangulation and witness tampering.

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Another posthumous XXXTentacion album has been released

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Members Only, Vol. 4 has been shared on what would have the been the late rapper's 21st birthday.

He was shot and killed during a robbery in Deerfield Beach, Florida in June last year.

The 23-track collection features guest appearances from the likes of Ski Mask, The Slump God and Killstation.

Since his death, he has appeared on Lil Wayne's album, Tha Carter V, and is due to appear on Kanye's awaited Yandhi album.

His previous album, Skins, was released almost six months after the controversial rapper was killed and went to #1 in the US, with a running time of only 19-minutes.

XXXTentacion scores posthumous US number one album

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The late rapper has bagged his second number one album of the year, following the success of ? in March.

Skins, his first album since he was shot and killed at the age of 20 in Florida, has gone to the top of the Billboard 200.

It sold 132,000 combined copies, including streaming, in its first week of release, with 52,000 in traditional sales, knocking Meek Mill's Championships off top spot.

The album has picked up several awards but the singer/rapper remains a controversial figure after appearing to confess to domestic abuse charges he was facing before his death.

Kanye appears to defend XXXTentacion on posthumous album

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XXXTentacion's posthumous second LP, Skins, dropped today.

The controversial singer/rapper was murdered in Florida in June, aged 20.

At the time of his death he was accused of domestic abuse charges. Though he denied them, a leaked audio tape emerged in which the late rapper apparently admitted assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend and stabbing nine people.

The new record features a cameo from another controversial rapper, Kanye West, who appears to defend XXX on track eight, One Minute.

Ye raps:

Now your name is tainted, by the claims they paintin’ / The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff.

Since his death, XXX has been honoured with accolades by the American Music Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards and, last month, joined Michael Jackson on Forbes' list of top earning dead celebs.

Skins is his second album of the year, following ?, which dropped in March.

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Posthumous album from XXXTentacion announced

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Skins, a new LP by the controversial late rapper is due out on December 7.

XXX, who earlier this month joined Michael Jackson on Forbes' list of top earning dead celebs, was shot and killed in Florida in June, aged 20.

You can check out the lusty first single from the album, Bad, below.

It will be his second album of the year, following ?, which dropped in March.

At the time of his death the emerging hip hop star had charges of domestic abuse hanging over his head and recently audio emerged of him apparently admitting to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and stabbing nine people.

His last album, 17, won favourite album in the soul/R & B category at this year's American Music Awards.

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Michael Jackson joined by XXXTentacion on list of top earning dead celebs

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MJ, who died in 2009, holds his place at the top of business experts Forbes' list for another year, after raking in around $400m (£310m) over the past 12 months.

A large chunk of the cash comes from Sony's recent acquisition of his estate’s stake in EMI Music Publishing for an eye-watering $287m (£223m).

It sees The King of Pop hold off The King, Elvis Presley, in second with a mere $40m ($31m) to show for this year.

The bulk of Elvis' posthumous fortune comes from selling tickets to his home in Graceland and a new $45m (£35m) entertainment complex called Elvis Presley’s Memphis.

Bob Marley sits in fifth having made $23m (£18m) this year and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who became eligible for the list in 2017, is straight in at number seven with an after-death haul of $15m (£12m).

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Perhaps most interestingly though from a music point of view is the appearance of controversial late rapper XXXTentacion in 11th place.

The rapper, who was murdered in Florida in June, made $11m (almost £9m), largely from being one of the most streamed musicians of the year.

The 20-year-old has racked up more than four billion streams and was honoured at both the American Music Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards.

He was facing domestic abuse charges at the time of his death.

Head over to Forbes for the full list.

Lil Pump drops posthumous XXXTentacion collab

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A new track by the controversial late rapper, who was murdered in Florida in June, has appeared online just days after he appeared to admit to having committed a series of attacks.

Arms Around You features previously unreleased vocals by XXXTentacion, alongside Lil Pump, Maluma and Swae Lee.

Check out the lyric video below.

Earlier this week, a secret recording obtained by US publication Pitchfork appeared to show XXX admitting to committing assault, domestic abuse and stabbing nine people.

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