Fans of the late XXXTENTACION were fuming after his mother Cleopatra Bernard went live on his Instagram account to promote another artist. On Thursday (October 15), the late rapper’s 18.2 million followers received a notification he was going live, despite being deceased for over two years.
When they tuned in, they discovered Bernard was promoting the video for the Bad Vibes Forever track “Chase/Glass Shards” featuring ikabodVEINS who she currently manages. The visual finds ikabodVEINS performing at a concert while levitating over the crowd. As X’s verse begins, ikabodVEINS lipsyncs the words while images of X flash in and out of frame.
As the Live continued — which pulled in roughly 300,000 viewers – comments such as “This is disgusting however you wanna look at it” immediately started flying on Twitter. Many of X’s fans accused Bernard of tarnishing her son’s legacy by seemingly capitalizing on his death.
X was shot and killed outside of RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18, 2018. Bernard has released two posthumous albums in the wake of his death, including the aforementioned Bad Vibes Forever and Skins. His Instagram account has been relatively untouched until this incident. Regardless of Bernard’s intentions, X’s fans aren’t happy.
Check out some of the reactions below.
They got 300k in a few seconds cause everyone thought that dude was still alive. What the fuck is Cleo doing. Sorry but she don't give a shit about Jahseh Onfroy, she only care about XXXTENTACION.
Who playing on xxxtentacion ig account… memorialized Instagram accounts (which Instagram stipulates and certifies for deceased celebrities) should not be used to be promote anything other than the person itself and should not be exploited