070 Shake‘s manager YesJulz stepped up and had her 1AM company help carry out what would be XXXTentacion‘s final wish, putting on a charity event in honor of him in his home state of Florida on Sunday (June 24). A Helping Hand ended up giving out over 1,000 lunches at Charles R. Drew Elementary in Miami, Fla.
“We fed 1000 people today in [XXXTentacion’s] name. The kids he used to come & visit were asking about him & a few were even inspired to hop on the mic! Jah was always about Florida talent, he would’ve loved this #AHelpingHand,” Julz wrote on Twitter following the event on Sunday.
After handing out more than 1,000 bagged lunches, attendees united for a candlelight vigil and prayer in honor of the slain rapper, born Jahseh Onfroy. Fans are invited to pay their final respects for an open-casket public memorial at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on Wednesday (June 27) starting at noon.
In light of X’s tragic death, “SAD!” has vaulted atop the Billboard Hot 100, posthumously notching XXXTentacion his first No. 1 record.
Check out some of the highlights from the thoughtful event below.
We fed 1000 people today in @xxxtentacion ‘s name. The kids he use to come & visit were asking about him & a few were even inspired to hop on the mic! Jah was always about Florida talent, he would’ve loved this — #AHelpingHand pic.twitter.com/1Rc0ifjPoW
— Julz (@YesJulz) June 24, 2018
XXXTENTACION CHARITY EVENT: Local rappers and fans came out to support @xxxtentacion community event he was planning before he was tragically killed Monday. Bagged lunches were given out to the community of Liberty City. pic.twitter.com/WUfCmsTxlA
— Marcine Joseph (@MJ_Reports) June 25, 2018
— 1AM Creative (@1AMcreative) June 24, 2018