Six months after rapper XXXTentacion was killed, his girlfriend gave birth to their baby boy, Gekyume.
Jenesis Sanchez kept a very low profile during her pregnancy considering the circumstances, but now she’s speaking out and showing off her month-old baby boy.
Read 4 quotes below from Jenesis’ interview with Local 10 News.
On her son’s name:
Gekyume (pronounced GEK-yoom) means different state or next universe of thought. And yes, Jahseh picked out this name before he passed away. I know it’s kind of hard to say, Gekyume. So, he goes by Yume.
On her delivery:
The original plan was to have a home birth, but it didn’t really work out. At this point, we’re at 26 hours in labor. And they were, like, ‘I’m sorry. We’re going to have to do an emergency C-section.’
(Jenesis would have preferred to give birth at home)
I feel like Jahseh and me wouldn’t have had it any other way. I think it is very strange that the first thing a baby sees are all these doctors with masks and stuff all over their face. I don’t think that’s how a baby should be introduced to the world.
We had a doctor on standby. He rushed right over and he told me, ‘Jenesis, we gotta go.’ We had all kinds of help. I had Cleo and my mom and a whole entourage. We had seven cars pull up to the hospital. People probably thought we were insane.
On her relationship with XXXTentacion:
Me and Jahseh, we are like hermit crabs. We didn’t like to go out. We spent a lot of time at home. We spent a lot of time playing video games.
We really didn’t care to go out because even if we did, people were noticing him. We even got to the point where we would go grocery shopping sometimes at midnight.
On telling Yume about his father:
I’m definitely not going to ever lie about him. He’s going to hear about his dad 24/7.
I’m going to tell him about all the fond memories I have with his dad, Jahseh. I’m going to tell him how much his dad would have loved him.
I know sometimes, probably when he gets older, it will affect him more than now when he is younger, but he’s definitely going to know about his father.
Watch Jenesis Sanchez’s full interview below.
Yume’s Glam Mom Cleopatra Bernard (XXXTentacion’s mother) shared adorable photos of him via Instagram.