XXXTentacion was honored as the Best New Artist Award at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. The award is an obvious testimony to the impact that X has had on hip-hop this year. After his untimely death, the artist’s last project ‘?’ debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Several of the songs from the project also ranked within the Top 20 of the BillBoard 100 chart.
The post-homous award comes as even more of an honor, as the BET Awards this year took place not too far from X’s hometown. The awards, held at The Filmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason theatre in Miami Beach, filmed last night (Oct. 7). The Florida rapper beat out Lil Baby, Rich the Kid, Juice WRLD, and Blocboy JB.
This gesture and love for the artist was greatly appreciated by XXXTentacion’s team, who accepted the award on his behalf.