Viewers who watched the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night missed out on seeing XXXTENTACION's album ? take home the award for Top R&B Album of the year. The coveted award wasn't included in the ceremony, but it's just another addition to the list of posthumous accomplishments for the late rapper.
The 20-year-old's life was taken far too soon when he was gunned down during a robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Florida, but his legacy lives on through his son, Gekyume, and his music. Earlier today PnB Rock released his latest effort TrapStar Turnt PopStar, an album that featured a collaboration with XXXTENTACION. "I have a few songs with XXXTENTACION that could have made the project, but I feel like with those songs, it's more so sentimental value to me now," PnB told Apple Music.
"I want everything to be cohesive to go how he wanted it, you feel me?" he continued. "He really surprised me with 'MIDDLE CHILD,' because I wasn't even expecting to do that type of song with him. I was thinking I was gonna go one route, talking about how I came up, talking about how I got kicked out my mama's house. But he came on it and just started swagging on it. I’m like, nah, I gotta match that energy. I can't be so serious when he just having fun with this.”
They never showed me now love with this (Yeah)
I had to jugg and finesse, was just standing on corner
Was selling them drugs and sh*t (Drugs)
They used to be on some other sh*t (Uh)