Baby Gekyume is finally here!
XXXTentacion’s girlfriend Jenesis Sanchez gave birth to their son Gekyume Saturday night (Jan. 26). The happy news was confirmed by the late rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, via Instagram.
“Yume has finally arrived,” Bernard wrote in a post on her Instagram Stories around 9:50 p.m. EST Saturday.
Complex was one of the first media outlets to break the news and actually spoke with X’s family, who said that the baby and mother were healthy and doing well.
FYI: The baby’s name is pronounced “GEK-YOOM.”
The family explained the meaning behind the baby’s name in a statement: “Gekyume’s name is derived from a word X created prior to his passing, which means ‘a different state’ or ‘next universe of thought.’ XXXTentacion specifically chose this name for his first-born son; his family is honored to fulfill his wish and shower baby Gekyume with love.”
X’s mom has been providing fans with updates about the baby for the past several months. Just three days after he was murdered in June 2018, she posted an ultrasound photo on Instagram, saying: “He left us a final gift.”
The following August, Cleo announced that her grandchild was a boy, and in December, she revealed that X already knew he was having a baby at the time of his death, and he had already picked out two names: one for a girl and the other for a boy.
X invented the word “Gekyume” and introduced it to the world back in March, just a few months before his tragic death, so his son’s name has special meaning.
“When Jah found out initially about the baby, he had two names already picked out,” Cleo said in a video she shared via social media. “He wanted a boy, he ended up having a boy, and that’s the name that he chose for his son. And so I decided to honor my son and give his only child the name that he chose.”
News of Gekyume’s birth comes seven months after the rapper’s murder. Yume was also born just three days after what would have been X’s 21st birthday.
XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) was shot and killed as he was leaving the Riva Motorsports auto dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18th, 2019.
Four men—Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen and Trayvon Newsome—were indicted on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm.
Surveillance footage at Riva Motorsports showed Allen and Williams together just minutes before they murdered and robbed Onfroy, who was carrying $50,000 in a Louis Vuitton bag at the time of the incident, according to Allen and Williams’ arrest warrant.