6ix9ine has paid tribute to the late XXXTENTACION during his most recent concert in Romania, taking an uncharacteristically serious tone when discussing his fallen friend.
The tribute took place during Romania’s Beach Please festival on Saturday (April 29). About midway through the show, he paused to ask the audience to show some respect to XXXTENTACION, who was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, FL, in 2018. He was just 20 years old. The assailants got away with $50,000 in cash in a Louis Vuitton bag that XXX had just withdrawn.
“One of my friends died back in 2018. And at all my shows, I wanna keep his name alive,” he said. “Do you guys know XXXTENTACION? Before he died, he messaged me and said, ‘don’t let your guard down and be safe and I love you.’”
Check out the concert below.
On April 6, XXXTENTACION‘s murderers — Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome — were sentenced to life in prison without a chance for parole.
The three men convicted of murdering the rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy) appeared in a Broward County, Florida courtroom, where Judge Michael Usan handed down life sentences, which are mandatory in the state, per NBC Miami.