This years award show was hosted at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla. Coincidentally this was right near X’s hometown. The rapper was nominated in the Best New Hip Hop Artist category. He was up against Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, Rich the Kid and 2018 XXL Freshman BlocBoy JB. His award was accepted by his mother, Cleopatra Bernard.
The murder of X, hit family and fans hard but his mother is determined to make sure his death was not in vain. Cleopatra started a charity raffle to give fans the opportunity to win a chance to visit the rappers mausoleum. The partnership with Art by Bankrupt also allows the raffle winner to receive an exclusive art piece the rapper created by Bankrupt.
The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will broadcast on BET on Oct. 16th.