Here's Who Inherited XXXTentacion's Money After He Died

Rapper and singer XXXTentacion lived a short and complicated life. Born Jahseh Onfroy, this talented performer was facing a series of criminal charges stemming from an alleged 2016 domestic violence incident at the time of his death, according to The New York Times. Onfroy was gunned down while sitting in a car outside of a motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, 2018. He was only 20 years old.

During his brief lifetime, Onfroy had managed to release two successful hit albums: 2017's "17" and 2018's "?". He also went on one tour in 2017, which was called "The Revenge Tour" (via Rolling Stone magazine). Onfroy had gotten his start as an artist on SoundCloud, a music streaming platform, and he parlayed his popularity there into landing a record contract with Capitol Music Group's Caroline label for $6 million, per Complex. And The New York Times reported that he signed another deal for his third album, allegedly worth $10 million. While there is no public report on the value of his estate, it is likely that Onfroy left millions to those who he mentioned in his will.

XXXTentacion's estate went to family

Onfroy, despite being so young, had taken steps to prepare for his untimely death. He had put his assets into a trust, per the Miami New Times. And he was only 19 years old when signed his will on November 7, 2017. Onfroy seemed to be concerned about his own mortality, which he expressed on Instagram Live six months before his death, according to The Atlantic. "If I'm gonna die or ever be a sacrifice, I wanna make sure that my life made at least 5 million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life."

Cleopatra Bernard, Onfroy's mother, filed her son's will in court. She and his two brothers, Aiden Kerr and Corey Pack, were named as his beneficiaries. Onfroy's will made no acknowledgement of his unborn child, since the document was written before the child was conceived. His son with Jenesis Sanchez, Gekyume Onfroy, was born months after the singer's death on January 26, 2019, per Blast. After a legal battle, in 2020 Sanchez eventually worked out a deal with Onfroy's mother for the estate to provide for the child.

XXXTentacion's estate promoted his legacy

Almost six months after Onfroy's death, his third album, "Skins," was released. It was only about 20 minutes in length, and included appearances by Travis Barker and Kanye West, per AllMusic. Despite its brevity, this posthumous effort proved to be a big hit. According to Billboard, the album had 122 million streams on such services as Spotify (via The New York Times). The following year, Onfroy's fans had another taste of his work with the album "Bad Vibes Forever," which was originally meant to be his first record, according to AllMusic.

In 2021, Onfroy's estate worked with the company YellowHeart to produce and sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from unreleased music tracks and concert footage, according to Rolling Stone magazine. A portion of the proceeds were to be given to the XXXFoundation, which was created by Onfroy's mother Cleopatra Bernard (above) and his manager Solomon "Sounds" Sobande. Donations were also made to organizations that help women who had experienced domestic abuse.

XXXTentacion's mother wants make amends for his actions

In addition to preserving her son's musical legacy, his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, has also had to deal with what happened in Onfroy's troubled and sometimes violent personal life. Less than four years after his death, Onfroy was the subject of the 2022 documentary, "Look at Me: XXXTentacion," which included numerous interviews with friends, family, and his former girlfriend Geneva Ayala (via The Daily Beast). Ayala had been targeted by Onfroy's fans after he was arrested for domestic abuse in 2016.

Ayala reportedly had been beaten by Onfroy while she was expecting his child, which led to a charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman (via The Atlantic). He was also charged with domestic battery by strangulation, witness tampering, and false imprisonment in connection with this case. His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, sat down with Ayala for the film and listened to what Ayala went through. "My son is no longer here, and I feel like it's up to me now to make amends and try to right his wrongs," Bernard said.

Pitchfork reports that "Look At Me," a documentary on XXXTentacion, begins streaming June 10 on Hulu.