Kanye West surprises crowd late rapper XXXTentacion

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in Florida earlier this year.

West performed “One-Minute” at Thursday’s release party for XXXTentacion’s first posthumous album “Skins” and the audience went wild. West also briefly brought the late rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, onstage. Rappers Lil Wayne, Trippie Redd and PNB Rock, also paid tribute.

The 20-year-old rap star, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was fatally shot as he left a motorcycle dealership in June.

His manager Solomon Sobande described Thursday’s album release as a “triumphant” evening for longtime fans to “see their hero on a major scale accepted as the pop superstar that he is.”

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