XXXTentacion’s Family Battles Over His Legacy—And Mysterious Murder
In the six months since Jahseh Onfroy, better known as the SoundCloud artist XXXTentacion, was shot dead outside a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, the question of his legacy has been up for near-constant debate. The controversial figure, who rose to fame in 2017 for his distorted single “Look At Me!” and extreme charges of domestic abuse, left behind a trove of unreleased music, a massive estate, an unborn baby, and a lengthy trial—material enough to ensure the rapper remained the subject of incensed commentary months after he died.
Now, a new legal case reveals that the subject of XXXTentacion’s legacy has not only polarized public opinion, but his own family.
Last month, the slain musician’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, filed a lawsuit against his half-sister, Ariana Onfroy, for defamation per se, libel and slander. In the complaint, Bernard’s attorney Aaron Behar asked for upwards of $15,000 in damages over comments from Onfroy that intimated Bernard had orchestrated her son’s death.
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